TOMATO PLANT LEAVES CURLING AND AND PLANT DYING

Asked July 11, 2018, 10:37 AM EDT

why ARE My tomato plant leaves curling and plant stunted with none to little blosoms.... single plant shown alone and next to healthy plant

Kent County Michigan

1 Response

Your tomato plant appears to be suffering from "physiological leaf roll". This condition is the plants response to stressors such as heavy pruning, heat stress, water stress, too much nitrogen, root damage, among others. Although it looks bad, it should still product fruit. Some cultivars are more susceptible than others. Viruses and herbicide damage can also cause leaf curling but do not seem to fit with the plant in the pictures. It is curious, however, that the others plants are not exhibiting the problem (to the same extent). Take a look at the following links for more information:

http://www.rutgers-atlantic.org/pdfs/Tomato%20Leaf%20Curling.pdf

http://cru.cahe.wsu.edu/CEPublications/PNW616/PNW616.pdf

I hope this is helpful,