Brown Spots On Apricots - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Virgil Forrester
Orland, CA
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Question by convirg
April 19, 2000
For a few years now, when my apricots reach large marble size they get brown spots on them. What is this and how do I control it?

Answer from NGA
April 19, 2000
You're describing symptoms of brown rot, a fungal disease common in apricots. To prevent the spread, remove infected fruit as soon as it's discovered. Prune your tree to provide an open center which will encourage better air circulation. Finally, rake to remove all fallen leaves at the end of the season. There are fungicides you can spray if the good garden sanitation practices listed above don't completely control the disease.

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