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Name: Lindsay
Kamloops, British Columbia, Ca
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LindsayElizabeth
Jul 13, 2017 3:24 PM CST
I have 7 container planted strawberry plants that seem to be suffering occasional black eye. I have researched this quite a bit, and found that the most common cause of this is frost. The only problem is: that it is SUPER hot out right now (I live in a semi-desert area, and im surrounded by wildfires). The last frost was about a month before these plants were planted. It not all the flowers, but the odd few here and there. The irregular shaped fruit indicates the plants have a bit of a boron deficiency, but otherwise the plants seem fine. So... I am very confused. Does anyone know what else might cause this?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
Jul 14, 2017 10:31 AM CST
Strawberry Black Eye is cause by freezing temperatures when the plants are blooming. So... You problem must be something else. Can you post a photo next time it happens?

Hope you aren't having to breath too much smoke.
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