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Leaf purple edges and veins?

Posted by beth11 z7 southern MD (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 25, 07 at 9:47

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.

Thanks,
Beth


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RE: Leaf purple edges and veins?

  • Posted by suze9 z8/9 SE Texas (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 26, 07 at 2:30

Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus? Bacterial spot?


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RE: Leaf purple edges and veins?

  • Posted by beth11 z7 southern MD (My Page) on
    Tue, Jun 26, 07 at 8:49

Hi all,

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

Beth

Here is a link that might be useful: Leaf pictures


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RE: Leaf purple edges and veins?

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.


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