Asked by: Kiriam Zamzau
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What causes holes in my tomatoes?

Last Updated: 28th January, 2020

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ANSWER: The critter eating the holes in thetomatoes is the tomato fruitworm. This commoncaterpillar eats holes in the fruit about the diameter of acigarette. The holes can be shallow or deep. The woundsoften enlarge when they become infected with secondary fungi andbegin to rot.

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Also asked, can you eat tomatoes with holes in them?

More information on tomato hornworm. Holeschewed in tomatoes can be the work of slugs. Thetomato hornworm is relatively easy to control. Smallholes in fruit and tomatoes that collapse whenyou pick them might be the work of tomatofruitworms.

One may also ask, what kind of bugs eat tomatoes? Garden Pests

  • Aphids. These are those dense clusters of tiny insects you maysee on the stems or new growth of your tomato plants.
  • Cutworms.
  • Flea Beetles.
  • Hornworms.
  • Nematodes.
  • Whiteflies.
  • Damping Off.
  • Fusarium Wilt.

Subsequently, one may also ask, how do I protect my tomatoes from bugs?

You can look forward to an abundant harvest of tomatoes andcucumbers by taking steps to prevent and eliminate insects fromtaking over your vegetable garden.

  1. Poke tomato cages, or cones, into the soil around yourplants.
  2. Plant herbs and flowers around your tomato and cucumberplants.
  3. Set out pest traps.

What is eating my ripe tomatoes?

This kind of top-down eating damage on atomato is likely the work of a small rodent, probably eithera chipmunk or squirrel. A: All sorts of animals love ripetomatoes almost as much as people, especially squirrels,chipmunks, groundhogs, raccoons, deer and birds.

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