Deterioration of nearly all of fruit that begins with water soaked lesion, later developing “mossy” appearance due to secondary infections by white and gray molds.
Management practices that minimize soil contact by the fruit (i.e., plastic mulch) and elimination of standing water in rows aid in control.
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Publication Revised July 2009