Tomato Plants - Knowledgebase Question

St. Petersburg, Fl
Question by lhb347
June 4, 2010
The leaves on my tomato plant are turning brown. The plant gets flowers but does not produce tomatoes the flowers drop off. Thank you

Answer from NGA
June 4, 2010


It is normal for tomato plants to lose their lower leaves. As the leaves age they turn yellow and then brown. You can simply pull them off the plant. As long as your plant is developing new growth at the top, losing the lower leaves should not be a concern. If all the leaves are turning brown, it could indicate a fungal infection. If so, there will be spots on the leaves before the leaves turn brown. About the only other cause might be overfertilization. Excessive salt build up in the soil can burn the roots and turn the leaves brown. If the flowers are not setting fruit they may be suffering from the heat. You can try spraying them with Blossom Set to see if that helps.

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