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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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