Strange Tomato Affliction
This past Summer I planted "Black from Tula" a variety of black tomato. I planted 5 of them, 1 in a pot and 4 out in the garden next to 2 or 3 rows of different heirloom tomatoes. The first few pickings were good, the taste and size were all as was mentioned by other growers.
Then one started to get sickly and produced very few tomatoes and by the end of Summer they were all afflicted except the one in the pot but it had its own problems.
The plant's themselves were half the size of the other heirlooms which were doing so well that I had to prune them. But this is what the tomatoes started to look like by the end. They didn't get as big as they should have and were very heavy and dense. The outside appearing ripe but the inside was underdeveloped and looked mushy like a watermelon.
I figured maybe they had cross-pollinated with the other heirlooms? Or Tula's just don't do well here in Kentucky but I figured I could eventually adapt them to this climate.
Does anyone know what could have caused this?
The one in the pot never did produce any tomatoes not one, it bloomed but they just fell off. I noticed later that it was covered in a little white dots or bugs, reminded me of dandruff. No idea what that was or what could have caused it.