What Is It? | Facts in Depth | For the Professional Diagnostician
- An olive-green to gray velvety growth appears on the undersides of older leaves.
- Pale green lesions coalesce into larger yellowish-brown lesions.
- The leaves then become very chlorotic and curl.
- Defoliation occurs and the plant eventually dies.
- On the fruit, symptoms may appear as bronze lesions.
- A leathery rot forms with irregular margins on the stem-end.
Favorable Environmental Conditions
- Temperatures between 40 – 94°F.
- Relative humidity > 85%.
- Excess water on foliage.
Often Confused With
- Scout on the undersides of older leaves for olive-green to grey velvety growth.
- Look for general plant decline, leaf chlorosis and premature leaf drop on older leaves.