[tomato] South Florida Tomato Blight?

Maria (Tomato@GlobalGarden.com)
Fri, 10 Dec 1999 17:50:23 -0500

Are there any reports of a tomato blight or disease this season in South
Florida?  I planted 15 different Heirloom OP tomato plants, some in ground
and some in containers.  All started growing beautifully in the beginning,
and then their leaves started to get a "wrinkled" look.  They would blossom
beautifully, but instead of fruiting, the blossoms would droop...then drop
off.  I grew the seedlings myself, and all the people who I gave tomato
plants to reported the same thing.  One person grew them in containers, the
other one grew them in the ground.  Out of all those plants, I only grew one
tomato!  I used only Organic methods, used pine needles for mulch, and
innoculated the seeds with the Mychorrizae Fungi.  What more could I have
done?  I was wondering if there were a report of a widespread disease, or if
my seeds or Fungi might have been contaminated.  Any thoughts?

Pete, Zone 10, South Florida