New virus is striking tomatoes & peppers; see more

illustration representing virus
This isn’t a scientific rendering; it’s just a picture to represent a virus.

A virus new to the United States is striking tomatoes and peppers, according to this article by Beth Mattimore in the newest edition of WNY Gardening Matters, produced by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV) is spread by tomato seeds. There are no current treatments or sprays that will cure infected plants.

Tomato production worldwide is threatened. The virus has been seen in other parts of the world since 2015. It was found in the United States this spring on the seeds of two tomato varieties, ‘Sweet Prince’ and ‘Brandywise’, that were sold to growers and gardeners.

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3 Comments on “New virus is striking tomatoes & peppers; see more

  1. I’m assuming Brandywise is just a typo. Its Brandywine. Still, something to consider….good news…

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