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Hortgro Decay Types Rhizopus Rot Peach Example

Mucor rot

Mucor rot is not as common as rhizopus rot on apricots, but exhibits similar symptoms at the early stages of development. At fungal maturation, the spore bearing structures tend to be stiffer than that of Rhizopus, often directed at a…

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Hortgro Decay Types Alternaria Rot Plum Example

Alternaria rot

The flesh of the apricot first becomes brown. The lesion is firm. The surface of the fruit is covered by dark green / black spore masses. The fungal growth initially appears dark, grey-black, with dark green colour to settle as…

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Hortgro Decay Types Penicillium Rot Plum Example

Penicillium rot

The flesh of the apricot first becomes brown. The lesion is soft and watery, with a defined margin. The surface of the fruit is covered by blue-green spore masses.  The skin of the infected tends to disintegrate with touch. The…

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Hortgro Decay Types Mucor Rot With Rhizopus Rot Nectarine Example

Rhizopus rot

The flesh of the apricot first becomes brown, very soft and soon collapses. The lesion is soft. The surface of the fruit is covered at first with coarse, white spore masses, rapidly turning black. The superficial fungal mass appears as…

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Hortgro Decay Types Grey Mould Rot Nectarine Example

Grey mould rot

The flesh of the apricot first becomes brown with lesion expression. The lesion is mostly firm and leathery, with an uneven margin. Spore masses of an ash-grey / brown colour, cover the surface of the infected fruit, as the fungus…

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Hortgro Decay Types Brown Rot Peach Example

Brown rot

The flesh of the apricot becomes brown at the point where growth has manifested in the fruit tissue, expressed as a small lesion at first, expanding under favourable conditions. The lesion is firm. Spore masses of a tan / light-brown…

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