plant dying but has lots of green tomatoes

lovinliOctober 2, 2012

Hi, it's my first time planting a single beefsteak tomato plant. It did beautifully all summer, grew huge with many fruits (about 30). The fruit blossomed and ripened very slowly and we've only picked about 4 to date. Now the plant is starting to die. I don't think it is blight, but maybe septoria (leaves are spotty, turn yellow then dry up). Since it's fall, not sure it will help to treat it with fungicide at this point. My question is there are still about 25 healthy green tomatos on the vines, some small, some large -- what should I do? Should I let them keep ripining until I see the individual vine turn yellow? Or, should I start picking them and let them ripen inside? If I leave them on the vine much longer, will I risk losing them all? Will try to post some pics later.

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Need to see you pictures, please.

Beyond that, where do you live?

    Bookmark   October 6, 2012 at 12:47AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Tomato Pests & Diseases
Home-grown tomatoes are a source of pride, a thing...
Droopy Tomato leaves
Hi, I have noticed that my tomato leaves have started...
worst tomato plants ever
Hi I have been growing tomato plants for at least twenty...
What's term for woven plants? Can tomatoes be woven?
In landscaping I've seen pictures of plants that are...
What is this
Is this septoria leaf spot, bacterial speck or early...
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™