OrganicTexasMama
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Curly leaves with raised middle veins?

This is a picture of the leaves on my Purple Russian (I think) tomato plant. It's growing well, though a little behind my other two varieties in setting flowers and fruit. However, it does have a lot of flowers, now, and some fruit. But the leaves look like there's a problem. What do they need?

These are container-grown in a large terra-cotta pot. I put in a granular fertilizer at planting but haven't done more since. (Last year, I tended to over-fertilize and got almost nothing, so I've tried to be more judicious!)

Thanks for any help and advice!

[img]https://gallery.me.com/hvbarrett/100558/IMG_6980/web.jpg[/img]
~ OrganicTexasMama, newly entering the world of organic container gardening

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Duh_Vinci
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Nothing to worry about at all - perfectly, super healthy looking plant! Purple Russian has very typical "wispy foliage" for many European varieties. Looks exactly as mine did (grew it few years ago).

For the reference, you can visit Tatiana's site (my original seeds were from her) to see that her leafs look exactly as yours...

https://t.tatianastomatobase.com:88/wiki/Purple_Russian

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D

OrganicTexasMama
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Thank you so much! So glad to know it's healthy. :) Now, if only I can figure out how to support its growing size!
~ OrganicTexasMama, newly entering the world of organic container gardening

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Duh_Vinci
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LOL, support - well, good luck with that, Purple Russian sends just as many suckers as it sets the fruit (and they set tons of fruit). Keep pruning those suckers daily, not kidding!

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D

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