Leaf purple edges and veins?

beth11(z7 southern MD)June 25, 2007

Hi all,

One of my tomato plants is showing some strange coloring on the leaves. The edges and veins on the top of the leaf are dark purple. The leaf surface has numerous small black spots. The bottom of the leaf looks fine - green veins, no spots. The leaf almost has a "sooty" apperance. But the "soot" doesn't rub off. The purple veins had me thinking a nutrient deficiency, but the black spots make me think fungus. I'll try and get a picture to post. It doesn't look at all like the "normal" tomato diseases I get.



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suze9(z8b Bastrop Co., TX)

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus? Bacterial spot?

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 2:30AM
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beth11(z7 southern MD)

Hi all,

I've attached a link to a couple of pictures-


Here is a link that might be useful: Leaf pictures

    Bookmark   June 26, 2007 at 8:49AM
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That's a boron deficiency. Get some eyewash solution (contains boric acid and sodium borate) from the drugstore and water with 1 tsp of eyewash/gal of water and it will clear right up.

    Bookmark   July 10, 2007 at 12:30AM
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