Asked by: Manjinder Gassamahome and garden landscaping
Do deer eat green tomatoes off the vine?
Last Updated: 17th January, 2020
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In respect to this, do deer eat green tomatoes?
While deer are often a welcome sight, it's never a good thing to discover the tops of your precious tomato plants (Solanum lycopersicum) and their fruits eaten because of them. Deer will eat almost any foliage they can get when they're really hungry, and your tomato plants are no exception.
Furthermore, what is eating the bottom of my tomatoes? ANSWER: The critter eating the holes in the tomatoes is the tomato fruitworm. This common caterpillar eats holes in the fruit about the diameter of a cigarette. The holes can be shallow or deep. The wounds often enlarge when they become infected with secondary fungi and begin to rot.
Also, how do you keep critters from eating your tomatoes?
Repellant sprays, such as those made of chili peppers, can help keep squirrels off your tomatoes. You could choose a commercially available spray or make one at home. If you're using a homemade, food-safe chili pepper spray, you can apply it directly to your developing tomatoes to deter hungry critters.
What animal eats tomatoes?
Deer, birds, squirrels and raccoons all eat tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum), but they rarely eat an entire fruit. Instead, they take a bite or two out of each one, ruining the entire crop for you.