Prunus > Blossom/Fruit > Fruit is brown or shriveled
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- Sudden browning of blossoms or wilting of leaves
- Sunken, darkened areas on twigs from which gums are exuded, also known as gummosis
- Part or all of the ripening fruit develop a soft brown rot, then become shriveled and dusted with powdery tufts of tan to gray spores
- Rotten fruit may remain attached to the tree or fall to the ground
- More information on Brown rot...
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Taphrina communis or Taphrina pruni
- As fruit develops, spongy white/light green areas develop on fruit
- Fruits enlarge to 3 or 4 times the normal size then wither, and turn brown and leathery
- Dry brown leathery fruit are fibrous and without a seed
- Common on American and Canadian plum
- More information on Plum pockets...