blossom–end rot

noun

Definition of blossom–end rot

  1. 1 :  any fruit rot originating at the blossom end

  2. 2 :  a common physiological disease of the tomato attributed to great fluctuation in available moisture and characterized by slightly sunken leathery areas around the tip end of the fruit that appear water-soaked or colored lead to brown

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