Black Spots on Green Tomatoes - Pic

auntlaineyJuly 4, 2010

Only one of my 4 plants has tomatoes with black specks. (Celebrity, I think). No lesions, just small surface specks. Some time of bacterial spot/speck?

I used Safer insecticidal bug stuff until I noticed tomato hornworm. then used Sevin. Recently have only seen stinkbugs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Pic

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lionheart_gw

Yes, it looks like bacterial speck. You can use a copper-based fungicide to help prevent it from occurring on other fruits, but it won't help fruits that are already infected.

Copper-based treatments are about the only thing available to the home gardener for treating bacterial diseases. Other fungicides will not work on bacteria.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2010 at 3:56PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
torquill(z9/sunset15 CA)

Speck should become less common as summer gets well underway, as it likes cooler weather. The tomatoes are fine to eat, so long as you don't mind the speckles, though they will be harder to peel for canning.

--Alison

    Bookmark   July 7, 2010 at 9:48PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tomatoes - yellow leaves and one plant starting to become droopy
Hi guys, I'm a novice gardener in Queensland and have...
tommytomatoes
What is this?
What is causing this on my tomatoes? Pests? Bugs?
kyleindebary
What is this?
Hi! I am brand new at growing tomatoes and just bought...
ItsMeET
Yellow spots on leaves
Hi, I have several tomato plants that I started as...
jdftwrth
No tomatoes
First time this has ever happened. My tomato plant...
patti_june
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™