[NAFEX] white druplet disorder-blackberries
spidra at speakeasy.net
Sun Jun 29 18:26:05 EDT 2008
Yes, I've seen it on my olallieberries. I've never seen it before.
We have had several unseasonable heatwaves including two as early as
April. My yard suffered a lot of sunburn despite my going out and
handwatering when I knew the heatwaves were predicted. While the
watering staved off some damage, I think the rest seemed unavoidable
because the plants just couldn't take the shock of going from temps
in the 60s to temps in the 80s with no in-between.
If there's more infomation on what causes the white drupelets, I'd be
interested in hearing it.
On Jun 29, 2008, at 2:30 PM, Mark & Helen Angermayer wrote:
> We're started picking Arapaho blackberries now, and a high
> percentage have
> several white (or tan) drupelets per berry. The white drupelets
> shrivel and
> die and make the berries unappealing. There doesn't seem to be a
> consensus among experts as to the cause of this problem (i.e. sunburn,
> temperature related, genetic, etc.) I was wondering if anyone else is
> seeing it this year.
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