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Something is Eating the Tops Off of My Tomatoes and Peppers

Something is eating the top off of my tomatoes and peppers. I noticed it just in the last 2 days. What could it be?

By Joann from Syracuse, NY

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August 7, 20100 found this helpful

My Dad lived in Syracuse and he caught squirrels taking bites off his tomatoes. Maybe it's one of those pesky critters.

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August 7, 20100 found this helpful

Could also be the tomato hornworm. Google it for the images so you can see what they look like, creepy. I had one that ate the entire tops off my tomato plants before I found it. They are difficult to spot because they blend right in with the foliage.

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August 8, 20100 found this helpful

This is probably the tomato hornworm doing this damage. They blend in nicely with the leaves and can ravage a healthy plant in a few days. Look for pellet like droppings on the leaves and on the ground. They are gross! Good luck with the garden.

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