Tomato wilt

Discussion in 'Fruit and Vegetable Gardening' started by MountainManJoe, Jun 9, 2020.

  1. MountainManJoe

    MountainManJoe New Member

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    Greater Vancouver
    I had a couple month old tomato plant (unknown heirloom yellow cherry variety). I grew it from seed that I kept from plants I received last year. It had a healthy life, but around 2 weeks after transplanting it outside in the yard (late May), portions of it started to wilt. Only certain branches, or side of a branch. I treated it normally for around a week to see if it persisted, but it only got worse. I removed it for fear that it was a disease that might spread to my other 5 plants (which do not have these symptoms)

    I did a bit of an autopsy to look for clues. New roots had grown where I buried the stem. I read that bacterial wilt can be identified by discoloration or milky ooze in a cross section of the stem, but I observed no sign of this. No knotting of the roots, or ants present either.

    I would hate for this to happen to my other plants. What killed this plant and how can I prevent it?

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