Asked on Jun 5, 2012

What are these bumps on my tomato plant?

CAROL HWalter ReevesSandra R


Went out and inspected my tomato plants that I have planted on the deck and found these raised spots on the stems. Are they insects?
Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato
3 answers
  • Sandra R
    on Jun 5, 2012

    No they are not insects. If you were to plant it further down in the ground roots would appear from these spots. Not really sure of the real name for this, I call them nodules. Don't worry if you start to see roots appear at these spots, will not hurt the plant.

  • Walter Reeves
    on Jun 6, 2012

    Sandra is correct: adventitious roots

    on Jun 6, 2012

    That is good news! Thank you!!

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