Cherry Tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum 'Super Sweet 100')
A colorful basket of vegetables from my kitchen garden.
Have you ever wondered why some tomatoes are cracked? It is not caused by a disease. Instead, it happens when the amount of water available to the plant is inconsistent. When the soil is allowed to get close to dry followed by over-watering can cause the plants to absorb more water than the cells can contain. As a result the tissues break like this one in the picture. This happens to potatoes also. In any case, the vegetables are still edible. The only negative effect is on the appearance. In commercial scale farming, this would be detrimental on the marketability of the produce. Solution - Consistent watering schedule.
The sweetest tomatoes are those that ripened under the sun.