Blight doesn't always ruin all tomatoes

20th August 2021

Blight doesn't always ruin all tomatoes

Although the 'Alicante' and 'Indigo Rose'  tomatoes outside the greenhouse were devastated by late blight, this basket of 'Tumbling Tom Red' by the house seems to have been fortunate - it is farther from other Solanum crops and has avoided spores (so far). Wilf reports that his outdoor tomatoes were blighted down in Winchester, and now the greenhouse crop is showing the same signs where leaves are close to vents and louvres and the spores can enter.  It's possible to slow the progress of blight and harvest some tomatoes if you catch it and destroy the infected foliage at an early stage, but you have to move fast.

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