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Beefsteak Tomatoes diseased

Hi all, 

I planted Beefsteaks back in March and they've reached a good size now, however, they are all catching a certain disease and I don't know what's causing it! The same disease killed all of my tomatoes last year so it would be great if someone could identify it and provide a solution. Here's a picture of one of the tomato's. image    




  • jeffdjeffd Posts: 61

    To me it looks like the leaves have got wet, then it has got scorched by the sun.

  • LynLyn Posts: 23,080

    I agree with Jeff, try not to get the leaves wet, water only from the bottom, just the compost.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • TomatoloverTomatolover Posts: 16

    Hi guys, It does appear to be sun scorched but I've kept them indoors and watered only the compost. they have been in physical contact with the window so perhaps that's what's causing it? 

  • TomatoloverTomatolover Posts: 16

    There also appears to be what looks like rust on the lower leaves Which are slowly withering, any ideas? 

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,440

    They should be outside in a greenhouse by now. They are possibly too hot in a window.

  • TomatoloverTomatolover Posts: 16

    Ah ok, I moved them out there last week. Thanks for all the feedback image

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