Brown spots on tomato

Tomato    FL, United States

I just picked my first two ripe tomatoes of the year! Think I got lucky - first tomato plants I've ever grown. I keep the plants in containers on the deck out back and I noticed that one of the other tomatos thats still green has some brown spots on it!! Could I have damaged it somehow or is this some kind of tomato disease?!!? What should I do?

Posted by: Lauren S. (1 point) Lauren S.
Posted: January 30, 2013


Well done with your tomato harvest, that's great! Looking forward to the end of winter here in PA! A photo may be helpful if you can provide one, there are a few diseases that can cause spots on the tomato fruit. Bacterial spot seems to be common in Florida according to IFAS extension (http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/pdffiles/PP/...) but you would likely see some symptoms on the leaves. Perhaps you are right and you managed to damage it somehow. Lets see if we can narrow it down a bit more with a picture?

Posted by: Lindsay McMenemy (4 points) Lindsay McMenemy
Posted: January 30, 2013

Could be thrips damage? I've had problems in the past with thrips on the fruit

Posted by: Maggie Muffins (1 point) Maggie Muffins
Posted: January 31, 2013

Lindsay McMenemy commented,
Could be a good call..... there is actually a picture of thrips damage in the University of Florida extension document.
over 11 years ago.

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