Time to act:
Jun, Jul, Aug, Dec, Jan, Feb
Any tree fruit that has been wounded by insects or is split can be infected by this fungus. If the affected fruit is still on the tree, inedible and rotten, the fungus can even spread back into the spurs. Damaged, harvested fruit can also be affected. The spores are transmitted three ways: via insects, when infected fruit touches other fruits, and by wind and rain.
Tree fruit becomes inedible and rather unsightly when a small brown spot gradually encompasses the whole apple, pear or plum. The skin's surface is also peppered with greyish pustules.
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apples, pears, plums