Dispose of tomatoes with blight

19th August 2021

Dispose of tomatoes with blight

Once the fungal spores of late blight  have entered the leaves of a tomato plant, the disease travels down the stem causing the brownish-black lesions, and the stems collapse.The disease rapidly spreads into the fruits, which develop a hard mottling and become inedible  - particularly galling as none of the fruits of the new cultivar 'Indigo Rose' had even ripened properly yet! The only answer is to destroy all the plant material to avoid it spreading further.

Topics related to this post:
Tip of the day