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Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

Posted by tmadsen15 (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 8, 08 at 15:47

I just noticed that a few of my tomatoes are turning red (finally) BUT - some have this weird appearance that I have never seen before :( I'm attaching a photo - I hope someone can tell me what's wrong with them... I've been looking forward to fresh tomatoes all summer.

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RE: Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

So, I have to assume no one has ever seen this before & it remains a mystery?


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RE: Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

You may want to ask on the regular tomato forum.


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RE: Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

What did you find out? My own garden tomatoes are fine, but the tomatoes we get from the CSA (local farm) all look exactly like this.

I don't want to contaminate my garden if this is a transmittable disease.

Al


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RE: Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

tmadsen - What area are you in? Yours looks like something between too much sun on the fruit and nutrient deficiencies.
What is the plant growing in? Ground? Container? .....?

What about watering? Fertilizing? etc. I suspect that no one is answering your initial post because they need more info.


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RE: Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

Hi, Our tomatoes and potatoes have this and even some on the cukes. There is also white spots just under the skin (brown spots on the potatoes). I had a soil test done last spring and it shows a very low pottasium level. I wonder if that could be the problem? Our melons also rot before they get ripe. Help- ozarkjean


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RE: Tomatoe Has Mottled Appearance - Photo Included

Can you give us some photos of the plants and any other symptoms? There is a standard site for mineral deficiencies, but they don't show the fruit, only the plants.


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