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Tomato Rots

Tomato Blossom End Rot

tomato blossom end rot

Blossom end rot is fairly easy to identify because of the dry sunken decay of the blossom end of the fruit. The rot begins with a small water soaked area on the blossom end. A lesion develops and is followed by the leathery rotten area. Eventually it will cover the lower half of the tomato which will become flat or concave destroying the entire tomato.

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Anthracnose Fruit Rot

anthracnose fruit rot

Few discoveries can be as disheartening to the tomato grower as that of the unsightly lesions and large rotten areas indicative of tomato anthracnose.

Untreated anthracnose can cause severe damage and can reduce a beautiful crop of tomatoes to rotten fruit in only a few days so vigilant scouting is advisable to catch this and other diseases early.

Like all fungal diseases, anthracnose is difficult to treat once the plant is infected but there are ways to minimize the damage.

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Tomato Fusarium Crown Rot

fusarium crown rot tomato roots

Fusarium crown rot strikes at the root and wreaks havoc on the entire root system. It is extremely widespread in places with sandy, acidic soil. Southern Florida, for example, is much more likely to experience it than Colorado.

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