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Jun 11, 2011 7:00 AM CST
Name: bit
Eastern VA and NC
Zone 7b/8a
OK, I've figured out the root cause of my tomato woes. See, I was pruning them to clear up some early blight, putting every ladybug I could find on them to get rid of the aphids... and not seeing the obvious that something must be wrong systemically to make them so susceptible to these usually minor problems.

Well, today I was taking out yet another dead plant (my last yellow pear Crying ), when I noticed the brown ring of vascular tissue. Looks like Fusarium wilt Angry

I already rooted cuttings from these plants and started them in another bed, so I've probably inoculated the soil there as well. I'll have to look for a spot in the front yard to plant my late tomatoes, and hope they aren't infected as well. My plants have beautiful fruit on them, though it's all still green. I'll just hope they hang on long enough to ripen.

For next year... does anyone have favorite Fusarium-resistant varieties? Or know someplace I can look up varieties that will grow for me?

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