Disease?

nhdahlialoverApril 23, 2010

I planted this tuber in a pot a few weeks ago and nothing was happening, so I checked on it today and it had these bumps all over the crown. They aren't eyes. (Though one of the photos does have an eye in it.) Sorry the photos are kind of blurry, I was trying to get as close of a shot as I could. Any idea what these bumps are? Is it a disease? Should I throw it out?

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teddahlia

It appears that one eye is growing. Gall is what the bumps look like and are caused by a bacteria. If you have other tubers of this variety, plant them and toss this one. If you have only one, you can try to plant this one but the risk is that the new plant may have gall on it's tubers.

    Bookmark   April 23, 2010 at 10:26PM
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nhdahlialover

I do have other tubers of this variety, but now that I think of it, at least one of the others had a larger weird bump like this and may have had it when I divided. Hopefully I didn't spread it to my other plants.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2010 at 8:38AM
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