yellow raised spots/bumps on tomatillo leaves

kuvaszlvrFebruary 17, 2012

Hi guys,

I've got some tomatillo plants that are developing yellow bumps on the leaves, I can't determine what they are, as you can see from the photo, they are bumps, not just yellow spots. some with dark centers. Any ideas>


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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

what i see.. is damage that happened at the expansion of those leaves when they were very tender .... and that could be sucking insects on the back.. or simply liquid on the top in hot sun ... magnifying glass effect ... what is interesting.. at the connection of the stem and the leaf.. there is no damage ... like it was shaded from sun ... were you misting them in sun???

also could happen if you sprayed it for bugs ...

but i see no damage on the newer leaves developing.. so i personally wouldn't worry about it ... and when i got another set of leaves ... the third set.. i would just remove the ugly ones ...

if it were bugs.. i dont understand why they went away gratuitously ... they tend to stick around as long as the host is there .... unless you sprayed them ...

always try to decide.. if the problem is gone.. before you go treating a PRIOR problem.. and create more problems ... that new set of leaves looks great ...


    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 3:07PM
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thanks ken. It wasn't until I stopped and thought. I'd been watering with a can,nozzle type, watering the soil. Last weekend husband brought home a sprinkler nozzle to attach to the hose. I used it for the first time last weekend, during the day (the plants are in the greenhouse, been there for a month now- no spraying at all, the only bugs I've seen are some fungus gnats, but not many). Thie spots showed up a couple of days ago. The plants were looking great until that point. I'll keep an eye on them and hope you are right... Thanks!

    Bookmark   February 17, 2012 at 7:36PM
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Try looking up leaf gall, not sure the culprit but it's a direction to look.


    Bookmark   March 27, 2012 at 10:24PM
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