blossom-end rot

[ blos-uhm end ]

nounPlant Pathology.
  1. a disease of tomato and pepper caused by a deficiency of calcium, characterized by decay at the blossom end of the fruit.

Words Nearby blossom-end rot Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use blossom-end rot in a sentence

  • Tomatoes on drouthy soils are likely to suffer from blossom end rot as well as from poor growth.

    The Tomato | Paul Work
  • Experiments have shown pretty clearly that sunscald, blossom-end rot and cracking are worse on trained plants.

    The Tomato | Paul Work