tomatos rotting on the vine

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Date Photo Taken: 08/22/2012
Location: Cumming, GA
Posted By: jikijitsu

Notes:

first year I have had this problem with tomato– happening with several heirloom varieties, not so much with Better Boy and Big Boy fruit, seems to be worse on plants raised from my saved seed (?!!?) esp. Cherokee Purple and this unknown yellow variety. Early season fruit was OK, then we had wet weather for 12 days, I turned off my drip irrig. and this started– has affected roughly
half of fruit
Will move my tomato patch to new ground next year definitely.
Q: bacterial, fungal or viral?

COMMENTS

  1. Kirk Unregistered says:

    Looks like sun scald.

    August 28th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
  2. jikijitsu Unregistered says:

    the inside of the fruit is liquifying— if left on the vine, the entire tomato dissolves leaving the skin hanging from the stem– it is definitely a disease process, internal to the fruit– terrible rotten smell–

    many normal-looking tomatos were picked as they started to turn, but went bad this way as well while sitting on the ripening table

    September 5th, 2012 at 1:07 am
  3. janet miller Unregistered says:

    We have the same problem in douglasville GA we have never found a way to cure. Please let us know if u find the answer thank u Janet miller

    November 15th, 2012 at 6:58 am

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