What is this celery disease?

Celery    None Given

Hello everyone, I have this problem in a field of celery (for seed) - I doubt that it is bacterial, but during research I have not found a lot of information similar to my plants. The pictures show celery after removal of older leaves, for decreased vigor. I would appreciate advice, thank you very much!

Posted by: Matteo Berti (1 point) Matteo Berti
Posted: May 16, 2016


The blackened, collapsing tips are consistent with blackheart, which is a localized calcium deficiency. The core rot looks bacterial, but it is difficult to say for sure. Sometimes the bacterial rots are able to take hold in the core as a result of mechanical injury, weather injury, or yes, following blackheart damage.

Posted by: Matt Borden (4 points) Matt Borden
Posted: May 19, 2016

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