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Why do my tomatoes have black dots on them?

Why do my tomatoes have black dots on them?

A sunken black spot at the blossom end of tomato fruits is the classic symptom of blossom end rot. This relatively common garden problem is not a disease, but rather a physiological disorder caused by a calcium imbalance within the plant.

How do you treat black spots on tomatoes?

One of the most common fungicides used for tomato spots/blight is chlorothalonil which can be found in several brands. There is now an organic fungicide called “Serenade” that can also be used.

Is it safe to eat tomatoes with brown spots?

If small, sunken spots or what looks like bruises appear on your ripe tomatoes, that’s anthracnose. This fungus emerges as the weather gets hot and humid – usually 80° or warmer. So, harvest ripe tomatoes as soon as possible. These are safe to eat if you cut off the bruises.

Can you eat tomatoes with spots?

Are tomatoes with black spots safe to eat? Black spots can appear on the skin of your tomatoes because of anthracnose, a plant disease caused by fungi that emerge in warm temperatures and wet weather. The tomatoes are safe to eat as long as cut out the affected areas.

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Why does my tomato plant have spots?

Septoria Leaf Spot Symptoms

Small spots on the lower leaves of your tomato plants will be the first indication that they are infected with this fungus.

Why are my tomato plant leaves turning black?

Black spots on leaves, stems, and fruit are distinguishing features of a bacterial or fungal disease. These airborne or soil-borne pathogens infect the tissue, causing harm and even plant death. The most common diseases are late blight, early blight, Alternaria stem canker, bacterial canker, and Septoria leaf spot.

Why do my tomatoes have brown spots?

Your tomatoes most likely have blossom end rot. Blossom end rot starts out as a small light brown or black spot at the blossom end of immature fruit. The affected area gradually expands into a sunken brown or black lesion as the fruit ripens.

What are the signs of over watering tomato plants?

Early signs of overwatering in tomato plants include cracked fruit and blisters or bumps on the lower leaves. If the overwatering continues, the bumps or blisters on the leaves turn corky. Meanwhile, the roots begin to drown, die and rot, which reduces the amount of water the green part of the plant receives.

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