Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

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Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

Postby GardenGeek_WI » Jun 21, 2014 11:38 am

Image I spied this on my Pineapple Upsidedown Cake yesterday. The plant has been in the ground in the same spot for about 10 years and never showed this before. There are maybe 4 or 5 leaves that have spots with this being the most and the least being only 1 or 2 spots. The rest of tyhe plant looks fantastic. No HVX showing in plants around it. Thoughts would be Greatly appreciated. Thank-You, Kelly Image
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Re: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

Postby Tigger » Jun 22, 2014 11:14 am

It doesn't look like typical HVX to me.

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Re: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

Postby Chris_W » Jun 24, 2014 8:49 am

I'm with Tigger in that it doesn't look exactly like HVX, but I do think it looks like some kind of virus. I don't think there is any other explanation for these kind of markings, so I would pitch it. Other viruses spread by different types of insects and can move around a little easier in the garden on their own and unfortunately the incidences of plant viruses on perennials continues to climb so it is possible to have a virus show up on its own, or this has been there longer than you think and just now you noticed it.

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Re: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

Postby GardenGeek_WI » Jun 24, 2014 12:50 pm

Thank-You both so much for your thoughts. While I am So glad it doesn't seem to be HVX, I am bummed to have to take it out. It is such a pretty plant now that it has matured. However, not wanting to take a chance of others being infected I will get it out asap and destroy it. Thanks again, Kelly
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Re: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

Postby ViolaAnn » Jun 25, 2014 10:10 pm

I'm sorry for the bad news, Kelly.
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Re: Pineapple Upsidedown Cake Possible HVX

Postby GardenGeek_WI » Jun 26, 2014 3:02 pm

Thank-You Ann,,,at least I know now that it's not HVX,,,that makes me feel a bit better. Still hate to lose the plant when it's so nice right now,,,but, I would rather lose it than have others become infected.
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