Tomatoes – How To Combat Blight

Q: I and many others had a terrible tomato season because of early blight. Are there any tomatoes that are resistant to blight? Is there any successful treatment? Conversely, I have several volunteer cherry tomatoes that are disease free! 

A: Early blight has been a real problem this year because of all the rain and high humidity. Different tomato varieties have various amounts of resistance but none are completely resistant to the disease. Mulching young tomatoes immediately after planting will help keep the disease at bay. A fungicide such as Daconil can be used to manage it once it gets started. My experience is the same as yours: the little wild cherry tomatoes that come up voluntarily in my garden seem to be completely carefree.

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