Strawberries >Flower Bud/Flower > Completely black or brown flowers
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- Fruit develops indistinct, soft, light brown spots that rapidly enlarge and have a mild rotten smell
- Gray powdery spores form on infected fruit under moist conditions
- Disease favored by wet conditions and temperatures between 41-86F
- One or several flowers in a cluster may turn brown to black and dry out
- Black discoloration may extend down into the flower stalk
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- Fruit will develop distinct round sunken brown to black blotches with no smell
- Wet pinkish orange sticky spores may form in the center of the fruit infection when wet
- Fruit rot can occur on green or ripe fruit
- Spots on leaves are small (<1/4"), round, sunken and gray-black, often resembling ink spots
- Flower infection results in dried out and brown flowers and flower stalks
- Occurs more frequently in very warm and humid weather (>80°F)
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- A section of the berry or the entire fruit may turn tan, purple or brown
- Infected berries have a foul “chemical” odor and become tough, leathery
- Berries with any amount of infection are very bitter tasting
- Infects flowers, green fruit and ripe fruit
- Commonly occurs in low areas or where free standing water is present
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