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By Dfine

Ontario, Canada Ca

My tomatoes have big brown blotches on them and I haven't seen this particular symptom on sites I've checked. Blotches are not initiated at the blossom or bottom. Bottom leaves have holes. Middle leaves are curled up. See pictures. Any hope for my tomatoes? Thanks for your help!

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The holes look like flea beetle damage--not common on tomatoes, but possible. Unfortunately, the curling leaves and rotting fruit look very much like curly top virus, but so far, in Canada, I have only heard of this affecting tomatoes grown in eastern British Columbia. I say unfortunately, because there is no cure, and all you can do is toss the affected plants in sealed bags, to prevent any stray leaf hoppers or aphids from spreading the disease.

12 Jul, 2011


Morning Dfine, looks like potatoe blight virus to me , do they smell fusty look up, potatoe blight, treat when you first smell it , re your marked tomatoes , I should burn these before it spreads

12 Jul, 2011


Ah! I didn't think of blight, as we don't have that in Arizona (yet).

12 Jul, 2011


Sounds like they are doomed! Well, thanks anyway

12 Jul, 2011

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