In a message dated 4/10/2007 11:55:30 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
<<It appears that as the stalk grew, it split the damaged tissue
as the tissue underneath grew. >>
I had several stalks that did this in 2006. We had wide temperature
swings. I believed it to be the result of alternate growth patterns.
Outer layers of tissue seem to mature before the plant stops internal
growth. Something has to give.
Many plants also had horizontal breaks. At least two of these broken
stalks were able to mature pods.
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