Colletotrichum coccodes and other Colletotrichum species.


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Anthracnose is a common fruit disorder affecting primarily ripe fruits. Lesions appear first as sunken, circular spots that deepen and become dark in the middle. The lesion often takes on a “bull’s eye” appearance due to the concentric ring effect of the enlarging lesion. Water splashed on the fruit during rains or irrigation carry the fungal spores to the fruit.

Crop rotations, fungicide sprays.

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