Black spots on my tomatoes

Asked August 26, 2016, 8:47 PM EDT

I have started getting black spots on my tomatoes in the last few days. What is the cause and what can I do?

Wyoming tomato problem

1 Response

Tomatoes are susceptible to a number of diseases and this one appears to be one of the bacterial spot diseases. The general recommendation is to remove the infected fruit to prevent further spread. You may find that all, some, or a few of the tomatoes are infected, but often plants will continue to produce as long as environmental conditions are suitable. Plants showing severe infections should be removed completely.

Thanks for the question.