Since I first heard about using cinnamon as a fungicide right here on our very
own aroid-l, I have used it EVERY fall by liberally dusting all the aroid
bulbs/tubers that I store for the winter. When I find one come out of the soil
with occasional rot, I cut or scrape off the rot and apply the cinnamon
directly to the flesh and that ends the problem. I have never lost a tuber to
rot after I applied this simple treatment.
Tim (newton) McNinch
Douglas Ewing wrote:
> I am having success with liberal dustings of ground cinnamon on fungal
> pathogens of many types. I trimed a rotten portion off of an Amorph. tuber
> and applied the cinnamon- it stopped the rot right away. smells good too.
> Doug Ewing, Greenhouse Manager (206) 543-0436
> Department of Botany
> University of Washington
> Box 355325
> Seattle, WA 98195-5325