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black tipped flowers

Posted by new_b_gardener 8a (My Page) on
Fri, Aug 3, 12 at 9:56

I have a question. What would cause the tips of the style to become black? The area near the near the stigma is black and I was wondering could this be fungal in nature or could it be a deficiency of some sort? The plant itself. My cherry tomatoes are ok. Sorry it's kind of blurry hard to see the screen in the bright light.

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RE: black tipped flowers

I see the one blossom you refer to.

Without doing some research online the only thing I can think of offhand is that the blossom has not been self pollenized and is about to fall off where the pedicle is. Another possible reason is too much rain causing rotting of the stigma atop the style.

Do either of those make sense to you as in how many other blossoms are showing the same symptoms and have you had lots of rainy weather lately?


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