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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2004 5:22 pm 
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Take look at the image. Every tomato from this one Roma is deformed from the moment it starts forming. Also every leaf is covered in tiny pin holes. I take care in feeding (foliar too) with either Garrett juice or Bioform once a month and mulch like crazy. All the other Roma and other varieties next to this one are fine. Any ideas? :cry:


http://img65.photobucket.com/albums/v19 ... 0tomatoes/

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I'm thinking it's either stink bugs or flea hoppers....and ideas?

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I'm voting for flea beetles(hoppers) :D

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If the deformities start with formation of the fruit, maybe it's a genetic defect in that particular plant. If the plant was bug-infested, I would think you would notice it based on your knowledge base and time spent in the garden. Does the plant itself show any signs of genetic weaknesses?


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I don't think so, but it was the first Roma to be hit by whatever has put thousands of tiny holes in all of the leaves. I think you can see it on the photo I attached.

You're right though, it could be the plant and the bug that's eating the leaves knows that it's a weaker plant....darn those things are smart...

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