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#1 User is offline   tempest_magix 

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  Posted 20 January 2007 - 02:48 PM

My Chilli plant's leave are wrinkling/crumbling. Dunno why. Please help... :wacko:/>
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 03:06 PM

Hi tempest_magix,

I believe the symptoms are most pronounced in the young leaves? They all curl up and become distorted. If the case is serious, the leaves can curl to become a tight ball.

This is a sign of viral disease that is very prevalent here. It could be spread by sucking insects such as aphids, mites, etc and you may be able to find these pests under the affected leaves.

Spray with an insecticide/miticide to eradicate these pests. Even if you do this, limited results can be obtained.

The viral disease has no cure, it doesn't help even if you cut away the affected parts. If the disease is serious, I recommend that you remove the plants.

Sometimes a heavy dose of nitrogen rich fertiliser may help to alleviate the curling symptoms but doesn't cure it. The plant as a result may resume fruiting, but the nitrogen rich fertiliser may cause the plant to channel all its resources to producing leaves and chilli fruit yield will be lowered.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 04:04 PM

Look under the leaves, chances you might find tiny round mites that looks like some insect eggs. if so throw away the plant, don't waste any effort trying to get rid of them. Repeated applications of pesticide only further weaken the plants. Moreover you need to use your fingers to rub away the dead mites off the leaves *yaks & double yaks*
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 07:19 PM

Hi

Yes, it is called the Chilli Leaf Curl disease spread by a virus borne by chilli thrips.
It is highly virulent.
Being of a viral nature, it is very hard to save the plant. But can quickly try sprays and hope for the best.
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Posted 20 January 2007 - 10:39 PM

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  Posted 20 January 2007 - 11:56 PM

It may not be a disease!!Maybe your leaves are very dry!!Correct me if I am wrong!!
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 01:38 PM

umm.. i don't think so...
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 02:17 PM

I was wondering whether the fruits/chilli are still edible? Furthermore can someone show me a pic link that i could verify that my plant is suffering the same condition? I would like to post a pic of my plant but I have removed most of the curled leaves.... :(/>

Very sad. Recently everything not going well... :hitmyself:/>
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Posted 21 January 2007 - 10:15 PM

Hi Tempest Magix

Sorry abt your plant.

U can read about the chilli leaf curl disease by the Florida Dept of Agriculture here;-

http://www.doacs.sta...illithrips.html

There are also fotos U can refer to.

As I hve said earlier, it is a viral and not bacterial disease.
It is inadvisable to eat the chillis.

Hope this helps!! If U hve other problems, U can also get some help here.
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Posted 22 January 2007 - 01:42 AM

thanks for the info. i went to world farm today and some of the staff told me that it is quite common even for their plants to get infected with viral problems and even told me that the fruit is still edible, also told me that they would provide nitrogen rich ferts to try to alleviate the problem... :(/>
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 11:48 PM

View Posttempest_magix, on Jan 21 2007, 02:17 PM, said:

I was wondering whether the fruits/chilli are still edible? Furthermore can someone show me a pic link that i could verify that my plant is suffering the same condition? I would like to post a pic of my plant but I have removed most of the curled leaves.... :(/>

Very sad. Recently everything not going well... :hitmyself:/>



Hi tempest_magix,

Here's a picture showing mishappened leaves in a virus infected chilli plant:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v139/kuehlapis/chillivirus.jpg

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Posted 24 January 2007 - 12:27 AM

Yep sure look like some of my leaves though my are not so curled-up yet. Will try to post some pics when i see more curled leaves... :(/>
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