[NAFEX] Strawberry sun scald or fungus?
ernestplutko at wiktel.com
Sun May 31 12:55:25 EDT 2009
Strawberries with soft, whitish and watery blotches in my experience
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From: billg at inebraska.com
To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
Subject: RE: [NAFEX] Strawberry sun scald or fungus?
Date: Sun, 31 May 2009 08:05:45 -0500
>As usual, when picking strawberries yesterday, I came across some
>soft, whitish, watery blotch on the berry. It's usually, but not
>on a ripe berry. I've always thought that was sun scald, but...
>something about it yesterday made me wonder about that. IS it just
>scald, or is it a disease or a fungus of some type? Some of the
>are pretty well covered by it.
>I've never sprayed my strawberry patch with a fungicide (with
>actually), because I don't ever see leaf spots. The biggest problem
>strawberries usually have is not getting enough water. But I've run
>sprinkler on them a few times recently, because it's been so very dry
>here lately (usually, I don't water them until after the strawberry
>season is over), so maybe that's causing some fungal problems.
>Yesterday, I did find more of these problems than usual.
>So, anyone know what causes this?
>Lincoln, NE (zone 5)
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