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Q.Mushy Strawberries

Zone Firestone CO 80504 | k.wirtz64 added on November 6, 2019 | Answered

Once my berries turn red on the vine, they become really mushy. They are not overripe..it happens before they are fully ripened. Can slugs do this? Or is it a fungus? I just thought it was strange that they aren’t mushy when they are still white.

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Answered on November 6, 2019

Unfortunately the photo did not come through. It will be hard to say without seeing the damage.

It does sound like a fungal issue, though.

This article will explain: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/strawberry/strawberries-rotting-on-vine.htm

This article will help you to understand fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

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