Brown rot is a fungal disease that infects stone fruit trees.
Identify the problem
Brown rot infects blossoms, twigs and developing fruits on stone fruit.
Infected twigs develop small cankers. Infected flowers become covered in fungal down and wilt. Infected fruit develops brown patches that produce masses of spores.
Wet weather during the blossom period favours this disease.
- Remove shrivelled, dead fruits from trees and cankered twigs. Apply Organic Super Sulphur particularly at flowering and when the fruit is developing every 10-14 days.
- Ensure all fallen fruit is cleared away from underneath affected plants.
Did You Know
Brown rot disease is caused by fungi:
- Brown rot of fruit - Monilinia fructicola
- Brown rot of potatoes, tomatoes, pepper etc. - Ralstonia solanacearum