Tomato issue

Asked June 22, 2020, 5:37 PM EDT

Hi, One of our plants has a very weird split that we think is insect-caused. Any idea what might do this? Thanks! Alyssa

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

The wound might be left from a branch breaking off and then possibly enlarged by a slug. Is that slug slime on the stem above the wounded area? I would do two things: 1. put out slug bait to deal with them and 2. Wrap the stem with a toilet paper tube to protect the area of concern. The plant appears healthy and should quickly heal the wound.

Have a great gardening season.