Club root

Club root is a fungal infection of the roots of brassicas, such as Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, turnip and swede, leading to swollen and distorted roots and stunted growth.

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Club root on cabbage

Quick facts

Common name Club root
Scientific name Plasmodiophora brassicae
Plants affected Vegetable brassicas and their ornamental and wild relatives
Main symptoms Swollen and distorted roots
Caused by Fungus-like organism
Timing Midsummer to late autumn

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