Phytophthora Root Rot
Phytophthora Root Rot Symptoms
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Disease Name
Phytophthora Root Rot

Scientific Name
Phytophthora parasitica, P. capsici, and P. drechsleri
First appears as a brown spot on the skin, usually where the fruit has contacted soil. Green or ripe fruit may soon become infected. As the spot grows, if forms rings of narrow dark brown and wider light brown bands. Infected fruit remains firm for a time, then rots rapidly, sometimes with a white, cottony growth in the center of the brown area. Photo credit: Don Ferrin, Louisiana State University Agricultural Center, Bugwood.org Wilting due to rotting of roots and lower stem Dark brown discoloration Dark brown discoloration