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  • Blight Resistant Tomato Varieties

    While blight resistant tomato varieties are not immune to early blight or late blight, they have a stronger resilience than other types of tomatoes. By growing blight resistant tomatoes, you have a better chance at cultivating a healthy crop.

    Tomato blight is a common problem that attacks tomato leaves, stems, and fruit. There are two types: early blight and late blight. Both are caused by different types of fungi. Early blight attacks leaves and stems. It causes plants to under produce.…

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  • Tomato Blight: How to Identify and Treat Early Blight in Tomatoes

    Tomato blight, in its different forms, is a disease that attacks a plant’s foliage, stems, and even fruit. Early blight (one form of tomato blight) is caused by a fungus, Alternaria solani, which over-winters in the soil and infected plants. Affected plants underproduce. Leaves may drop, leaving fruit open to sunscald. Early blight’s Latin name is sometimes confused with a form of tomato rot, alternaria, a different tomato problem altogether. To muddle matters further, early…

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  • Tomato Blight: How to Identify and Treat Late Blight in Tomatoes

    Tomato blight, in its different forms, is a disease that attacks a plant’s leaves, stems, and even fruit. Late blight (one form of tomato blight) is caused by a fungus, Phytophthora infestans, which also affects potatoes. The fungus was responsible for the Irish potato famine of 1845. It over-winters in infected potato tubers and perennial weeds (such as nightshade.) As the tubers and perennial seeds germinate during a new growing season, the fungus spreads to surrounding plants.

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