Tomatoes Versilliam wilt

Asked April 13, 2019, 9:17 PM EDT

Our tomatoes wilted after they were half way ripe. We stopped planting in that area at least 6 years ago. Do you think the garden can be planted this year?

Jefferson County Wisconsin verticillium wilt tomatoes

1 Response

Thank you for your question. Assuming that the diagnosis of verticillium wilt is accurate, this fungus remains in the soil indefinitely, so ‘no.’ Here is an Extension article: http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/r783100911.html Either replace the soil, or plant VC wilt resistant plants. http://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/resources/ucdavis_verticillium.pdf Good luck.