Welcome to my zone 9 garden. My roots are deeply planted in the sandy soil of sub-tropical central Florida, where the summers are long and hot, but the rest of the year is paradise!

Monday, June 04, 2007

Don't Know What Happened

This interesting looking tomato is called Paul Roberson. It is an heirloom variety that I planted for the first time. The plant grew well and then one day it started to decline very quickly. Fortunately, it lived long enough for two tomatoes to ripen. Yes, the tomato in the second picture is fully ripe. It has a hearty tomato flavor and was delicious, but I must say that if I served it to company they would have thought the tomato was rotten. The inside of it was a mixture of green, dark red and yellow. It did not look appetizing at all. I wish I knew what happened to the plant to cause it to die so quickly.


katy said...

From what you describe you may have fusarium or virticilum wilt. This is the major disadvantage with hierlooms they generally do not have the resistance to these viruses.

Welcome! said...

Thanks for the info. I think I've got the same problem with a couple of other plants, too. Susan

ldybug said...

I've got wilt too. I keep getting it season after season because it's soil-born. This season, I did one of those hanging upside down planters, and it did not get wilt!

Welcome! said...

Thanks idybug. I always wondered how those upside down planters worked. Which one did you use? Susan

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