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sunscald

[suhn-skawld]
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noun
  1. injury to the leaves, bark, or underlying tissues of woody plants due to the combined effects of heat, humidity, and intense sunshine.
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Origin of sunscald

First recorded in 1850–55; sun + scald1
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  • It is determinate in habit and shy in foliage, increasing danger of sunscald.

    The Tomato

    Paul Work

  • A vigorous vine which is necessary to produce abundant fruit and to protect from sunscald.

    The Tomato

    Paul Work

  • Experiments have shown pretty clearly that sunscald, blossom-end rot and cracking are worse on trained plants.

    The Tomato

    Paul Work

  • Indeed, sunscald so produced is one of the common troubles of the pear in New York.

  • I think you will have more loss from sunscald and root rot than you will from blight.