Tomato Plants

Purple Tomato Stems

gregandkathy added on April 4, 2011 | Answered

Why do tomatoes get dark purple looking stems?

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Answered on April 5, 2011

If they are young plants, this could mean a phosphorous deficiency or that temperatures are a bit too low. Give them in a little bone meal and increase the temperature some.

If they are older plants, this con sometimes happen with aging but does not cause any issues.

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