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Pea pod problem

Postby mr-cecil » Sat May 14, 2016 6:49 pm

Hi there,

Does anybody have any ideas what this is on my pea pods? It looks like some sort of pollen, but I don't think it is. It doesn't rub off, and there does not appear to be anything wrong with the leaves or vines.

I'm growning these in a polytunnel.

Could it just be heat?
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Re: Pea pod problem

Postby John » Sun May 15, 2016 11:56 am

Hello MrC
This could simply be scorching caused by high temperatures in your tunnel.
Peas prefer cool growing conditions from now on temperatures can rises rapidly under plastic or glass unless you are careful with your ventilation.
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Re: Pea pod problem

Postby mr-cecil » Sun May 15, 2016 5:14 pm

Yes, that is what I suspect. Googling does not seem to bring up anything that looks like this. I looked again today, and there are a few leaves on some of the plants with patchy marks, but google does bring anything up that looks like this as a problem. The closest looks like the mozaic virus, but that seems to be more spotty yellower leaves. Also the plants are not "stunted".

Maybe I'll give them a feed. This ground was not cultivated last year as was basically unkempt ground.

However, thompsons & morgans website for 'Kelvedon Wonder' have leaves with these patterns anyway http://www.thompson-morgan.com/vegetables/vegetable-seeds/pea-and-bean-seeds/pea-kelvedon-wonder/107TM
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Re: Pea pod problem

Postby John » Sun May 15, 2016 6:46 pm

Hello again MrC
The leaves are quite normal. This is a natural marking that develops of pea leaves as they get older bit like the silvery markings on courgette leaves. It is the pods that may have been scorched. There is not a lot to worry about really. It is the way of peas and beans to carry on growing and flowering until they have set enough pods - no problem if they lose a few early ones. Try to keep them cool and also moist at the roots
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Re: Pea pod problem

Postby mr-cecil » Sun May 15, 2016 8:04 pm

Thanks
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