Juicy wolf peach

Lycopersicon Esculentum, common name Tomato.

tomatoes-8-12-09The Northeast has been hit hard by late blight on tomatoes this season. The disease is late blight, caused by the water mold  Phytophthora infestans.  The severity and spread of the disease is the worst in decades. It is  caused by a water mold (or more properly an Oomycete). Many gardeners are likening this event to the Irish Potato Famine, caused by the same organism.

This large Soldaki tomato and the smaller Juliets are doing very well in the hoop house. The Soldakis in the field across the driveway are still small and green, but at least the Phytophthora i. has not arrived yet.

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