Vegetables and Fruit forum: Spots on my tomatoes!

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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 17, 2016 6:58 PM CST
I have a few tomatoes that have these dark black spots all over them like they have the chicken pox. I'm thinking it's some kind of insect damage. Only on one plant of San Marzano Radorta and Early Girl The rest seem unaffected yet. Anyone know what this is?
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Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Aug 18, 2016 4:47 AM CST
I'm no expert, but that looks to me like bacterial symptoms. Maybe bacterial speck? I'd be very tempted to pull everything that has it and burn it. Do you know if the seeds you used had been fermented when collected?
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 18, 2016 8:52 AM CST
The seeds for the SMR were purchased about 4 years ago or so, the other plant I purchased.
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 18, 2016 11:21 AM CST
Oh boy not looking good. I think it is not bugs but some sort of the many tomato diseases.
Name: Robyn
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robynanne
Aug 18, 2016 11:24 AM CST
I wouldn't fool around with that kind of thing. Maybe someone with more expertise will respond. You don't want that stuff infecting the rest of your garden though.
Name: Daniel Erdy
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 26, 2016 6:32 AM CST
Xanthomonas bacteria or Pseudomonas syringae
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 26, 2016 8:43 AM CST
ediblelandscapingsc said:Xanthomonas bacteria or Pseudomonas syringae


Sounds horrible!!
Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 26, 2016 10:45 AM CST
Well here's what happened. After I took the pictures of the spotted tomatoes, I picked any of them that had spots, and put them in the garbage. After someone on here said it could be something bad, I thought I'd pull the plants. We then had about 3 days of rain, and between that and other things I had to do, I didn't get them pulled. As of now, there are no more spotted tomatoes on either plant, and many others on them that are growing well and ripening. So it seems that what ever it was it's stopped affecting the tomatoes. I guess I'll just keep a watch on them and see what happens. This area is a temporary garden space as I mentioned in another thread. It's the first time it's been used for veggies in the 21 years that I've been here anyway. Next year I will move my garden back to the area where it's always been. It's going through a year of solarization. Next year the spot where the tomatoes are will be a flower garden. Smiling
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Name: Rita
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Newyorkrita
Aug 26, 2016 11:03 AM CST
Could be just because of temporary weather conditions. I think picking and bagging all the spotted tomatoes for the trash was a good idea. Gad that it stopped infecting the tomatoes.
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ediblelandscapingsc
Aug 26, 2016 7:15 PM CST
I agree glad whatever it was stopped for you.
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Name: Tom
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tveguy3
Aug 27, 2016 12:04 PM CST
Me too, I was horrified thinking I wouldn't have any tomatoes to can, but looks like they are doing well now.
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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Aug 27, 2016 9:05 PM CST
Just saw this thread...

Tom, I've never seen anything like that either... I hope the problem stays resolved for you!
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