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Is this tomato plant diseased?

Posted by ameera z11 Dubai (My Page) on
Fri, Feb 1, 13 at 18:40

I am growing what I think are Brandywines but I am not sure...long story short, I gave my housemaids a packet of tomato seeds to start growing since I was going to be overseas for almost 2 months. I thought it was Orange Minsk, but posted photos here to ask a question and was advised it was the wrong leaf type to be OM. I still can't remember for sure but don't see my Brandywine Sudduth seed packet so I am assuming that must be what is growing.

I have 3 plants up on the roof, and they all were doing well, but in the last week to ten days one of them seems to be succumbing to something... I just want to know if anyone recognizes it and if it is something bad that is contagious to the other plants.

Here are some photos:

The first 3 are from the unhealthy looking plant:

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And here are photos from the 2 other healthy plants:

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Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Is this tomato plant diseased?

Ameera: The photos of your healthy plants in the other message you posted today are very impressive. I know you worked very hard to find the right potting mix and fertilizer. You should be proud. But I am concerned that this tomato might be diseased. I don't know if tomato diseases in Dubai are the same ones we get here. But if they are similar, I would guess that it's got some kind of fungus. Have you used any fungicide to treat it or the other plants? Fungicides work best to prevent disease. They can't really cure most diseases. Daconil is a fungicide many recommend. I also recommend that you cut off all the diseased leaves and treat all your plants. If it is possible to move the sick plant away from the others, that might help protect them. Whatever your plant has, it is probably contagious, so try not to touch the healthy plants after touching the sick one.

This post was edited by Ohiofem on Sat, Feb 2, 13 at 18:38

RE: Is this tomato plant diseased?

Ohiofem. Thank you-- I didn't get email notification of replies so I only saw your reply now... I have moved it away from the others and I don't think that plant is going to be saved... It hasn't grown any taller since...

Another thing... Will the tomatoes that are on there be safe to eat if they are able to ripen?

RE: Is this tomato plant diseased?

Ameera: I don't know of any tomato disease that would make your tomatoes unsafe to eat. If you get ripe tomatoes that look OK when you cut them open, go ahead and eat them. Sadly, I've eaten many tomatoes from diseased plants.

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