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What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 11:34

Just picked this one:

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I noticed on closer inspection that I could feel some of the larger spots as indentations when I ran my finger over them.

This tomato didn't look very appetising, but I tasted it, and it tasted ok. It wasn't great, but wasn't that bad either. I think the skin may have been a bit tougher than normal.

What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 14/08/2012 at 10:58

Thanks for your help everyone. I have been watering the soil using clean water from the tap (and feeding once a week), but they are outside, so get rainwater too. The marks don't wipe off, the skin is actually discoloured. I was just worried since I have healthy looking tomato plants about 2 feet away. Since no one can match the symptoms to any particular disease, I'm inclined to agree that it's something physiological, maybe a nutritional or watering issue. Must be something environment related, since only those 2 plants in that 1 tub are affected, and my 9 other Gardener's Delight plants, which are fine, were germinated from the same packet of seeds at the same time. The only difference was that I was later to plant out the 2 affected plants, and I think they are growing in multipurpose compost, whilst my others are growing in tomato compost in growbags. Although the foliage is nice and green on the affected plants, the plants in general do look a bit weedy compared to my others, with much thiner stems, fewer leaves and smaller tomatoes.

What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 22:43

Giles - thanks for your reply. I found some info on bacterial speck, but I don't think the specks look the same as mine, since mine are smooth and not indented. Is brown speck something different? I will have another look tomorrow, and maybe pick a tomato and upload a better photo.

What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 22:28

Thanks very much for your reply.   The affected tomatoes are smooth to the touch. I think the small lump you observed is a drop of water, and I don't think there's any white substance on them (probably a trick of the light). The tomatoes just have a very speckled appearance, which seems to worsen as they ripen. All the trusses on both plants are affected (the green ones are starting to speckle before ripening). I don't think any of the other tomatoes (apart from the one in the 3rd photo) have splits, at least nothing significant enough to notice. I may just cut my losses, since I have lots of other plants that are looking ok. I would just be interested to know what it was, so I could maybe have a chance of preventing it in future.

What's wrong with these tomatoes?

Posted: 13/08/2012 at 15:30

Can someone please help me to identify what is wrong with these tomatoes (var. Gardener's Delight)? They have brownish speckles all around the top half of each tomato. However the leaves look healthy. I have about 16 tomato plants in total but only these two (planted together) are affected. Should I discard them to prevent the problem spreading to neighbouring tomato plants? Thanks very much for your help.

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