tomato disease

Asked January 11, 2013, 12:39 AM EST

What is the disease with the following signs? Yellow n redish n brown patches on ripening Very small tomatoes Change of flavor in the tomato Rough tomato skin What's the cure of the disease?

Outside United States fruits and vegetables disease issues horticulture

1 Response

We do not have enough information to diagnose the problem on the tomatoes. The fruits and foliage of tomatoes can be subject to damage by many different diseases. Also, a large number of problems may be cultural and environmental. These include, insufficient water, nutrients, space, sunlight and support; poor soil, low pH, temperature extremes, root damage from cultivation, planting too late or early, plants not “hardened-off” properly, and setting out poor transplants.

Please see our online publication, "IPM Series: Tomatoes" http://hgic.umd.edu/_media/documents/hg56.pdf for more information on tomatoes and their diseases. Also, go to our Plant diagnostic Website and view photos of Spots/Rots on tomatoes http://plantdiagnostics.umd.edu/level2.cfm?categoryID=61

See our Photo Gallery of Tomato Diseases on Our Vegetable Website called "Grow It Eat It " http://growit.umd.edu/EarlyBlightPhotoGallery/

mh