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Basil – Gross Growth on Leaf Base

I never saw this before – on my basil plants, near the new shoots on the top of the plant, there is a mucus like substance surrounding the base of the leaves and around the stem. It is thick and drippy. I cut all the infected tips off – not to be gross, but it has the appearance and texture of ‘snot’ although milky white in color. I can’t find anything online or in my books – and I am a Master Gardener in NJ! What is it?

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#1 Comment By Downtoearthdigs On 07/30/2015 @ 4:53 pm

This is likely Fusarium Wilt.

Here is a link with more information.


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