Why Does My Tomato Look Wonky?

It could be ‘cat-facing’

Julia Miller
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4 min readAug 12, 2020

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I learned a new garden term this year: “cat-facing” tomatoes.

Before this, I considered deformed tomatoes as just that: a bit wonky on the end with rough scarred places. I did not give any thought to why this happens or how it affects the quality of the fruit. But once I become interested in a concept, I have to delve into exactly what it means.

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Julia Miller
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