Damsons: rust spots?

Lorraine Keely asked 16 years ago

Hi Gerry, I noticed earlier in the week the damsons are starting to ripen, but some of them seem to have what looks like rust spots – could this be the brown rot – or do i need to do a little more investigating of the damsons?The trees were in the garden when we moved in 5 years ago and last year there was a bumper crop, this year there is a lot of fruit on the trees, but i am worried about the brown patches on them.If it is – what do i have to do at this stage?Kind Regards ,Lorraine Keely

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Damsons can sometimes show russetting of the skin after harsh weather. Brown rot is a soft rot, often with rings of white or cream.

Nothing be done, in any case, the fruit affected by brown rot will be very obvious and unusable.