Something is eating my beesteak tomato top

alpmAugust 9, 2009

I have two large tomato and two cherry tomato plants.

On my large tomatoes that have began to ripen i went out and saw on the top quarter a perfect circle tha been chewed away. The next few day this eaten portion has increased and half of the tomato has been eaten away almost pefectly as if cut with a knife. Today, I noticed also on anther tomato beginning to ripen the same thing is happening a quarter of this tomatoe on the top of the vine a perfect quarter has dissappeared.

I've noticed when i go out in the monring to water on the eaten toamtoes, it looks like little fruit flies. Are these the cause of eating the tomato? If so, how can I protect the rest of my crop?

Nothing has been done to the cherry tomatoes.

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jean001(z8aPortland, OR)

The flies are coming after the tomatoes were damaged.

Can you post pictures?

    Bookmark   August 10, 2009 at 12:04AM
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