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Growing Home Garden Tomatoes

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An older tomato varietyLink to 600k wav file Figure 1
An older tomato variety. The fruit is large and good-flavored, but the seed cavities are large and fairly empty.
 

A newer, hybrid tomatoLink to 600k wav file Figure 2
A newer, hybrid tomato. The fruit is meatier and the seed cavities are smaller with fewer seeds.
 

Blossom-end rotLink to 600k wav file Figure 3
Blossom-end rot is often intensified by high temperatures and low moisture.
 

Scalded tomatoes Link to 600k wav file Figure 4
Tomatoes scalded by the sun will turn yellow on the sides or tops.
 

Hornworm Link to 600k wav file Figure 5
The large green tomato hornworm is the most common insect pest of tomatoes.
 

Spider mites Link to 600k wav file Figure 6
Leaves infested with spider mites will become pale, as shown here.
 

Blight Link to 600k wav file Figure 7
Lower leaves on tomato plants attacked by early blight will spot and turn yellow.
 

G6461, revised September 2005

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