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Brandywine tomatoes

Brandywine tomatoes
Posted by Deb Wimpfheimer from Idaho on 2004-05-02 23:05:41

My Brandywine tomato plants are yellow, losing leaves, small. The other varities are fine. They are still in our greenhouse. Any ideas?
  • Brandywine tomatoes
    Posted by Randy from Utah on 2005-02-22 12:10:00

    Your brandywine tomatoes might be under attack from some form of virus that the other tomato varieties are resistant to. Do you plant tomatoes in the same location every year? if so, you might build up unwanted viruses in the soil. Also, you could have a nematode issue to deal with. Seems that if your other plants are doing well, then there is something about brandywines that just aren't liking your current conditions. Is this the first year planing that variety? I had a similar problem with the beefsteak variety in 2002. All of my other tomatoes grew well. I haven't tried brandywines yet.
  • Yellow tomato leaves
    Posted by Newt from Maryland zone 7 on 2004-05-04 02:54:10

    Quoting Deb Wimpfheimer: ------------
    -My Brandywine tomato plants are yellow, losing leaves, small. The other varities are fine. They are still in our greenhouse. Any ideas?


    Hi Deb,
    I'm wondering if there is a problem with the seed. If not, consider fertilizer burn, salt burn or lack of magnesium to take up calcium. Take a look at these sites to see if you can id the problem.

    http://aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/tomatoproblemsolver/index.html
    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tomato/msg0509204514016.html?8
    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tomato/msg0423483212501.html?15
    http://forums.gardenweb.com/forums/load/tomato/msg0415230032537.html?1

    Hope this helps,
    Newt
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