What are these spots

Tomato    None Given

Can someone please tell me what these spots are on my tomatoes? Are they safe to eat and how do I prevent them in the future. Thank you

Posted by: Craig Stevenson (2 points) Craig Stevenson
Posted: September 16, 2016


It think it might be anthracnose disease caused by fungal pathogen Colletotrichum coccodes or Colletotrichum orbiculare.

To confirm the disease please slice off the lesion to see pale coloration of flesh underneath. Also the texture of flesh may appear granular. If possible please upload the image with sliced fruit.

Generally the main symptoms of anthracnose are appearance of brown small, circular, sunken lesions on ripen fruits at the initial stage. As the disease progress the lesions enlarge, appear more hollow with distinct circular rings. Under wet condition the lesions produce light pink colored spores.
This lesions may coalesce; leading to development of secondary saprophytic bacteria and rotting of whole fruit.


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: September 16, 2016

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