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Q.What are these purple/black stripes?

Zone Morro Bay, CA | Anonymous added on June 3, 2020 | Answered

My green bean pods and tomato leaves have purple/black stripes. I planted them in newly bought organic soil.I started them from seed indoors in cups and the leaves never had any of those stripes. The green bean leaves don’t have the stripes, just the pods themselves. My tomato plants are still small and haven’t bloomed yet so the leaves are the only thing I see that have the stripes . I also have kale and okra in the same raised bed garden and none of those have the stripes, just the tomato leaves and the green bean pods. Are the green beans safe to eat? What are these stripes and are my veggies sick?

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Answered on June 3, 2020

This could be the result of a mosaic virus, which there is no cure. Since there can be look-alike disorders, it would be a good idea to contact your local extension agent to be sure of the diagnosis.




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