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Dahlia tuber looking odd

I have just taken my few dahlias out of their terracotta pots ready to go into winter storage in the garage. One of the clumps looks very strange. The 'shoulders' - from which the stems grew, have a very granular surface and are creamy in colour. Gentle pressure with a fingernail removes small lumps of the stuff. All the tubers lower down look and feel perfect.

Any ideas? 

I would have posted a pic, but my phone's camera isn't working

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,886

    Sounds like crown gall, a bacterial disease:

    https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=141

    I would advise disposing of it and the soil from that pot too.

     

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • Yes, that looks like it. Thanks BTG

  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 9,886
    Verdun wrote (see)

    There seems a lot of it about right now Bob 

    Yes, I wonder if the rubbish weather most of us have had (not you Cornish lot of course!) has something to do with it? image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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