My tomatoes all got blight! It’s a fungus, I’m told. The back yard has been INSANELY WET this year, and that probably helped the fungus grow. I still got very nice looking tomatoes, and I’ll still get a bunch more, but the plants are dying quickly…very, very quickly.
Patch of 12 tomatoes in late July. Dying of blight fungus.
Clockwise from the closest corner…Rutgers, Super Marmande, Gardener’s Delight, Cold Set and the mystery pear tomato that snuck into my seed packet.
Closer shot of the sad, dying tomatoes
The fruit doesn’t have a problem…it’s just the green leaves of the vine that are dying. I’ve already harvested 24 pounds of tomatoes from these 12 plants and I expect to get almost that much more before they are completely dead.
Gardener’s Delight cherry tomato doing slightly better than the rest.
I actually doubt I’ll grow these fun cherry tomatoes next year. My main use for them is in canned stuff and it’s a pain to peel and seed these smaller ones. They aren’t a tiny cherry tomato…some are golf ball size…but still, it’s a lot more work to get 10 cups from these little guys than it is from bigger fruits.
Gardener’s Delight Cherry Tomato
It’s hard not to love these guys though. Very attractive, very prolific, very tasty and pretty large as cherry tomatoes go.
Close-up of Gardener’s Delight Cherry tomatoes