Dan they are amazing! My apples are the size of a marble. I hope the squirrels won't eat them like last eyar.
Tomato Yellow Leaf Curl
Tomato yellow leaf curl disease is caused by the pathogen, tomato yellow leaf curl virus (TYLCV). Its appearance in California was first identified in 2007 by the University of California Integrated Pest Management Program. An aggressive education program curbed the spread of the disease, but it has not been completely eradicated. Diseased plants are stunted, with small leaves with edges that curl upward. Blossoms drop and the plants don’t fruit. Whiteflies spread TYLCV, and biological controls such as bigeyed bugs, lacewing larvae and lady beetle larvae are recommended to control whiteflies. Row covers also keep whiteflies off the plants. Growing tomatoes away from other whitefly host crops, such as brassicas and peppers, and cleaning up weeds and garden debris also help control the disease. Report suspected cases of tomato yellow leaf curl to your county extension office.
Tomatoes are sensitive to climate conditions. Cool, rainy weather can cause the lower leaves to thicken and roll. This stress response doesn’t interfere with fruit production or cause permanent damage to the plant, and new foliage that grows in warmer weather will not be affected. No treatment is necessary.
Non-Parasitic Leaf Roll
Non-parasitic leaf roll is another climatic problem. Irregular irrigation and improper pruning cause the leaf edges to roll inward, sometimes to the point of overlapping. When most of the leaves on the plant are affected by this condition it may look serious, but it is not permanent. The remedy is deep, even watering on a regular basis and careful pruning.
Even if you don’t use herbicides in your garden, overspray and wind-blown droplets may find their way to your tomato plants. Leaf curl is one sign of herbicide damage. Depending on the herbicide, leaves may tilt down with curled edges to form cupped leaves, or the leaves may pucker and curl. Avoid using herbicides in general and never use herbicide-treated lawn clippings as mulch. Watering affected tomato plants regularly may help them recover if the herbicide damage is mild.
Edited by Ardj - 5/15/16 at 3:56am