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gardengater

NC
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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:08 pm   Post subject: Holes in my Tomatoes


Here is a picture of my tomato. When investigated, there were no bugs found. They start out as small round holes and then enlarge to this. Does anyone have any ideas?


Tomato attack ( photo / image / picture from gardengater's Garden )




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eileen


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Scotland
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Posted: Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:57 pm   


I can't see your picture I'm afraid. Sad

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Sjoerd

West - Friesland
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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:12 am   


I can't see any pic either.
BTW GG--are there two posts about this subject? It seems like I wrote an response to something like this a few days ago. I'm not entirely sure though.

Anyway, I am still quite curious to see some fotos.

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eileen


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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:41 am   


I've re-named the other topic you posted about your tomatoes Gardengater - hope you don't mind.

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Sjoerd

West - Friesland
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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 1:15 am   


I am thinking that it is the work of the larva of the Heliothis zea moth. It is called the "tomato fruit worm" in english.
The worm may be on the stalk or leaves. If you can't find it perhaps it is in the pupae stage or has been eaten ...or moved on.Fingers crossed for you.

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daisybeans

annapolis md
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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 2:12 am   


So far, I have one single tomato on one of 8 plants with a hole like that -- the largest one. I haven't found a worm.... but you know what? I put cornmeal around the base of the tom plant after I saw the hole. Maybe the worm ate the corn meal and puffed up and died -- I read where that is what happens to cut worms and such when they are doused with cornmeal. Just a thought.

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gardengater

NC
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Posted: Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:06 pm   


Thanks for your replies, Stewbies. Will try. Other tomatoes are not affected and I'm hoping whatever is gone!

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PepperDude

Tishomingo, MS. zone 8
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Posted: Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:23 am   


Yep, that's the fruit worm. Dang critter can make you pretty upset when you see a beautiful mater and pick it to find out there is a hole in it.




But there is still good news, you can still save the seeds from those.

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