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Jun 1, 2020 12:08 PM CST
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Nashville 7a
One of my tomato plans has leaves that are curling inward. There has been ample rain lately so it's not a lack of water.
Any ideas?
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Jun 1, 2020 12:45 PM CST
Name: Ed
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Where are you located?
Has it been cold?
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Jun 1, 2020 12:45 PM CST
Name: Ed
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Welcome!
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Jun 4, 2020 8:09 AM CST
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Nashville 7a
In Nashville. It's not been cold, nothing under 50 in several weeks

Other tomatoes don't show this.
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Jun 4, 2020 9:13 AM CST
Name: Ed
South Alabama (Zone 8b)
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Containers? In the ground?

It could be a wilt virus. Any leaves turning brown?
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Jun 4, 2020 9:25 AM CST
Name: Ed
South Alabama (Zone 8b)
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You might check this webpage out: https://www.gardeningknowhow.c...
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Jun 4, 2020 11:44 AM CST
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Nashville 7a
It seemed a viral disease so it's gone and hopefully won't infect others.
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Jun 4, 2020 12:04 PM CST
Name: Ed
South Alabama (Zone 8b)
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I just pulled up to Black Cherry plants because of wilt. What kind of tomato plant was yours?
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Jun 4, 2020 7:53 PM CST
MSP (Zone 4a)
If the leaves were flimsy and limp, it was either underwatered or dying of either a viral disease or bacterial disease, if the leaves still had some kind of structure to them that was just physiological leaf roll which is completely harmless to the plants.
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Jun 5, 2020 10:05 AM CST
Name: Ed
South Alabama (Zone 8b)
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repentantslide said:If the leaves were flimsy and limp, it was either underwatered or dying of either a viral disease or bacterial disease, if the leaves still had some kind of structure to them that was just physiological leaf roll which is completely harmless to the plants.


If you are replying to my post, here is a shot of a Black Cherry plant just prior to pulling it up. I've seen this before in another OP cherry tomato that I planted...Bumble Bee. You can see some of the varied stages of the disease's progression in this shot. From basically good-looking leaves with "structure", to curled leaves (still with structure), to wilted/flimsy/limp green, to stiff green-drying, and finally to crisp brown/dead. Just my observations. The end result is...dead plant. Structure can be maintained until the end for these diseases, at least in my observation and definition of "structure".

An odd aspect of these plants that there were branches that looked perfectly good, like nothing at all was wrong with them but right beside them were branches that were dead or dying. Shrug!

Here in our hot and humid climate we I don't get much harmless leaf roll or wilt. My plants get a minimum of 1" of water per weak via drip or rainwater. We have a heavy disease load down here...not for the faint of heart. It's not a lot of fun, either. Sad

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