A couple of weeks back my carbon tomatoes were attacked by red spider mite. They also got very sunburnt and I didn't think any of these would survive. I have other tomatoes planted elsewhere in the garden but I was really excited to try this tomato type as it has been dubbed "The World's Best Tasting Tomato."
The mites have literally sucked the life out of my tomato plants which are now brown and withered and I have had to drape old veggie bags over them plants to form some shade to prevent the sunburn.
It really is the saddest spot in my garden right now....
However tucked away at the bottom are some really great looking fruits. I picked the ones that had their first blush today and they can continue to ripen on my windowsill.
They have a brown/pink/red countenance....can't wait to try them. I will also save some of their seeds to try again next year.