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31/08/2013 at 12:06

Good Afternoon

I have a Victoria Plum tree which produced next to no fruit last year due to the weather conditions. The previous year was very good.

This year it is hanging with fruit which is ripening nicely, I have just picked the first dozen or so and upon cutting open to destone ready for freezing every fruit had a small maggot inside and the fruit was marked near to the stone, can any body tell me

1.What these maggots are.

2. How do I stop this happening in the future

3. Is the fruit ok to eat if the affected area is cut away and disposed of

I look forward to any ideas/solutions to this problem please.

31/08/2013 at 12:13

That'll be the plum moth. Fruit is fine to eat probabbly maggots too...wouldn't fancy it myself  lol. You need pheremone traps. Here is info about what to do and how to use.

http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?pid=554

31/08/2013 at 13:44

Thanks for that addict as the old sayig goes you learn something new every day

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