Tomato snobbery and septoria leaf spots
tried a new heirloom variety of tomato this year called Gold
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It was one of the first
plants to show color, and provided the first taste of the year.
They tasted like store bought
tomatoes. No flavor whatsoever and was the first to show signs of a septoria
leaf spot infection.
We discussed our options and
decided Gold Rush Currant had to go. Normally we'd just cut it out at
ground level and leave the stem and roots to rot back in the ground,
but the septoria leaf spots pushed us to be cautious and pull the whole
thing up. We're not sure if that particular fungus can live in the
soil, but we figured why take the chance of spreading it to plants that
actually bring something to the table worth eating.