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Viruses - Vegetables

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virus infected squash
Virus infected squash

Viruses (bean, pea, pepper, cucurbits, squash, and tomato)- many different viruses can cause colored circles or mottling (alternate dark green and light green or yellow streaks) of fruits. Viral symptoms are usually first observed on foliage.  If viral symptoms extend to edible plant parts, the entire plant needs to be removed and discarded. Pods with minor viral symptoms are edible and will not cause health problems.

pepper infected with a virus
Virus symptoms on pepper fruit

virus infected butternut squash
Virus symptoms on butternut

peas infected with a virus
Virus symptoms on peas

pumpkin infected with a virus
Virus symptoms on pumpkin

tomatoes infected with spotted wilt virus
Tomato spotted wilt on tomato fruit


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