Other diseases

Many modern F1 varieties e.g. Sakura F1 are resistant to the most common leaf diseases such as Leaf Mould (Cladosporium) and Tomato Mosaic Virus (TMV) (Gardener’s Delight is NOT resistant to TMV). Powdery mildew can also be a problem in some years.

Root diseases

If you have a small greenhouse and always grow your tomatoes in the same place, then there can be a build up of soil-borne diseases such as Fusarium (wilt; crown and root rot), Verticillium wilt and Corky root rot.  You can get round this either by not growing in the soil or by using grafted plants: see To graft or not graft?

Fact 08

Did You Know?

The British tomato industry has a glasshouse area of 200Ha, that’s twice the area of all the football pitches added together in the British professional leagues and getting bigger!

Robert Farthing

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Robert Farthing

Just six years ago, Robert joined Norfolk-based Cornerways Nursery as a horticulture graduate. His p…

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