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Last year I had a problem in the fall with my tomatoes cracking. I have heard that it is because of uneven watering conditions. I have also been told to plant tomatoes that are less apt to crack. Can you recommend a variety that is less likely to crack? Thanks.
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Growing tomatoes is much easier if you have deep, rich soil. In Utah, of course, that is very rare if it even exists at all. So, build a raised bed with native soil enriched with high quality composted organic matter. Raise the bed about 12 inches. After you plant your tomatoes, cover the soil with mulch about 2 to 3 inches deep. Prepared this way, your soil will provide the right balance of soil moisture and aeration and maintain the consistency needed to avoid cracking.
Here are some tomato varieties that claim to be crack resistant:
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