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Other Fruit Problems with 2016 Tomato Crop

Shade cloth over a section of tomato row
Many of our tomatoes this summer look pretty ugly and is what I’d like to talk about this week. Some of the ugliness is due to high levels of gold fleck (Fig. 1). Gold fleck is caused by calcium crystals being deposited in the epidermal layers of the fruit when certain varieties are under stress...
Catface in tomato
There have been some reports from growers of several sets of tomato fruit with catfacing or that are deformed (Fig 1). Catfacing results in fruit with deep indentations in the blossom end or fruit...

Catfacing Problems in Tomatoes

There have been some reports from growers and educators of several sets of tomato fruit with catfacing or that are deformed (Fig. 1). Catfacing results in fruit with deep indentations in the blossom end or fruit with significant distortions. It is thought to be caused by a problem during the...

Home Food Preservation: Tomato-Apple Chutney Workshop-Baltimore County

Friday, Sep. 2, 2016 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
For years, USDA approved canning techniques classes and workshops have been taught to our Maryland communities. With the growing demand in this area, these classes/workshops are now an integral part of Grow It Eat It program developed by University of Maryland Extension. The food preservation...

!!CLASS is FULL!! Please See 9/17 in Harford!!! Tomato Sauce Class-Baltimore County

Friday, Sep. 18, 2015 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
University of Maryland Extension, Baltimore County
For years, USDA approved canning techniques classes and workshops have been taught to our Maryland communities. With the growing demand in this area, these classes/workshops are now an integral part of Grow It Eat It program developed by University of Maryland Extension. The food preservation...

Tomato and Blossom End Rot

Blossom end rot on tomatoes
July 2014 This is just a reminder with the peculiar weather we have had lately with stretches of very high temperatures and then warm days with ‘cool’ nights like we had over the 4th of July holiday and throw in the very heavy down pours we have had over the last few weeks blossom end rot can...

Grafting Tomatoes

Saturday, Apr. 5, 2014 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Agriculture Research Building, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Tomato Grafting..it’s easier than you think. If you grow varieties of tomatoes that are not resistant to air and soil borne diseases, you should attend this workshop. The classroom session will address the history and science of grafting. In the hands-on session at the greenhouse, you will graft...

Gold Flecking in Tomato Caused by Many Things

Gold flecking in tomatoes
February 2014 Gold flecking is a problem tomato growers throughout the Mid-Atlantic and the Country encounter each summer. Gold flecking (gf) manifests itself as yellow to gold colored spots on ripe tomato fruit that besides being a cosmetic problem can shorten the shelf-life of a tomato by many...

Stink Bug Damage Common in Tomatoes This Year

August 2013 This has been a bad year for stink bug damage in tomatoes. Just about every field I walk into has at least some damage while others have moderate to heavy damage (>20% tomatoes not marketable). Cloudy spot of tomato fruit is caused by the feeding of various species of stink bug (SB...

Late Blight FAQ's

late blight of tomato
Back to Home and Garden Info Center Late Blight FAQs Q. What is it? A. Late blight is a disease caused by a fungus-like microorganism that infects and kills tomato and potato plants. The pathogen, Phytophthora infestans, was responsible for the Irish potato famine of the 1840’s. Late blight can...

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