Appears on ripe fruit, producing small, round, sunken spots. These spots grow larger, and soon the whole fruit is affected and develops water rot.
Use a copper soap fungicide starting after setting out plants, then every 7-10 days. Apply more frequently if disease is increasing rapidly. Reapply after rain. We recommend Soap-Shield® Flowable Liquid Copper Fungicide. Weed Barrier Mats (Heavy or Medium weight) also help by keeping fungi in the soil from splashing on leaves during rains.
Heavy Weight Weed Barrier Mat
Our durable, easy-to-use mat keeps down weeds so you have more time to enjoy your garden! It blocks all annual weeds and all but a few stubborn perennial weeds better than any other permeable mulch. It cuts weeding time, retains moisture in...
Soap-Shield® Flowable Liquid Copper Fungicide
Our Soap-Shield Fungicide uses fixed copper, one of the oldest fungicides and bactericides used to control broad-spectrum plant disease. By mixing a soluble copper fertilizer with a naturally occurring fatty acid, a "true soap" is created....