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Lots of my tomatoes are getting brown spots at bottom and then sort of huge horrid hole appears ??

(9 Posts)
fakeblonde Mon 22-Sep-08 14:05:47

Should i pick all the unaffected ones and risk green tomato chutney or do i have to throw the whole crop .I dont want to make everyone ill !!!

NappiesGalore Mon 22-Sep-08 14:07:19

it means the plant is Not Well. im afraid you must say your last goodbyes... and make it soon.

littleboo Mon 22-Sep-08 14:08:19

Think it might be to do with sporadic watering - not good news, for the plant that is!

ingles2 Mon 22-Sep-08 14:11:01

sounds like it could be tomato blight, which has been really common this year.
Pick your green ones and burn the rest.

fakeblonde Mon 22-Sep-08 14:13:39

So if they look ok can we eat them or will they be infected and just not noticeably so iykwim sad

ingles2 Mon 22-Sep-08 14:14:23

if the look ok, they're fine smile

fruittea Mon 22-Sep-08 14:14:41

yes, sounds like blight, sorry. My friend's outdoor ones got it. Mine are in the greenhouse, and they have botrytis (sp?). Not a good year for tomatoes.

snorkle Mon 22-Sep-08 15:06:13

sounds more like blossom end rot than tomato blight to me

missingtheaction Mon 22-Sep-08 15:20:42

blight starts on the leaves, then you get sort of brownish bruises on the tomatoes.

blossom end rot grows into a big brownish scab type job at (you guessed it) the end that had the blossom on it, ie the bottom.

if it's a hole you could have those tomato caterpillers

anyway, none of the above will kill you if you eat the tomatoes

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