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Q.Hello, Our Raspberry Fruits Are Covered In A White ‘dust’ And Turn A Deep Purple, Is This Normal?

Zone London UK | Anonymous added on June 21, 2021 | Answered

All the leaves and canes are fine no white powder, we thought maybe mildew but there’s nothing on the leaves.

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Answered on July 6, 2021

This appears to be Phytopthora. Here is an article that will explain what it is:


Unfortunately, once established there is going to be a battle to get rid of it. Likely, you will not win this battle.

You can try solarizing the entire area after removing the plants, or you can opt to treat the plants and get what you can from them until they are dead. After this, you will need to attempt to treat the area.

This article will help you with solarizing the area:


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