Bacterial spot – Vegetable Crops Hotline

Bacterial spot

Bacterial spot of tomato-leaf symptoms

Figure 1. A tomato leaf with lesions of bacterial spot. Note that chlorotic areas often occur where several lesions occur close together.

bactt spot on lvs & fruit

Figure 2. Bacterial spot on leaves and fruit.

Range of symptoms

Figure 3. A range of symptoms of bacterial spot on fruit.

X. perforans

Figure 4. Symptoms caused by X. perforans on a tomato leaf. The species name ‘perforans’ comes from the ability of the pathogen to perforate the leaf.

Wet tomatoes

Figure 5. Bacterial spot lesions on fruit that is still wet with dew. Note the symptoms on flower bud.

Lesions of bact spot

Figure 6. Lesions of bacterial spot on a tomato leaf.


Figure 7. Bacterial spot on transplants.

On stem

Figure 8. Bacterial spot symptoms on tomato stem.

Symptoms along vein

Figure 9. Lesions of bacterial spot on tomato leaf.

Severely affected fruit.

Figure 10. Tomato fruit severely affected by bacterial spot.

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