Re: [tomato] mycorrhizal Fungi (
Sun, 18 Apr 1999 09:52:21 EDT

Great question.  I'm looking forward to the responses.  My guess is, speaking 
as a person with some education in botany and ecology but new to tomatoes, is 
that all plants probably have their mycorhyzza in the wild, as well as a 
favorite type of soil that they are adapted to.  Since both heirlooms and 
hybrids are variations from the wild, they may also have variations in these 
requirements, but they are still going to be pretty close.  As I understand 
it, tomatoes are native to Central and South America, but I don't know 
anything about the soil requirements in the wild.   Most people say they are 
pretty easy to grow, thus I would guess they are adapted for a wide variety 
of soils.  As a science, the study of mycorhyzza is as new as plate 
techtonics.  Enough is known to say that mycorhyzza and earthquakes happen, 
but there is much to learn about the details.  

Linda Kuczwanski

In a message dated 4/18/99 8:42:45 AM Central Daylight Time, writes:

 Well, my question here VAMF for people who have low moisture, low
 phosphorous soil and the fungi compensates for it, and the rest of us with
 well watered, good fertilized soil don't need it?  Or is going the low
 phosphorous, VAMF Fungi better in the long run?
 Peter, South Florida, Zone 10 >>