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Definition of sunscald

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Definition as written by talinum:

A condition in which bark blisters from the intense winter sunlight. Also called winter burn.

Definition as written by talinum:

In house plants it causes brown in the center of the leaves.

Definition as written by Kaufmann:

A condition whereby tomatoes receive too much water in conjunction with intense, hot sun and no shade protection from the foliage, creating a blistered patch on the exposed side of the fruit. The spot becomes leathery and eventually rots, leaving a hole for parasites to enter. Certain varieties of tomatoes, especially those with sparse foliage are know to be susceptible to this condition.

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