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Victoria Plum Brown Rot?

Hi everyone,

First post here, just wanted an opinion on our Victoria plum condition. We were given the tree from a family member last spring it was potted and looking very sorry for itself so we decided to pop it in the ground and see what would happen. 

Last year there was very little growth and it looked like it may not survive. This year to my amazement we had new branch growth plenty of leaves and an actual fruit crop. The tree has however been plagued with ants farming aphids. We tried treating it and it seems to have gotten that situation in control. Since we first noticed the fruit a lot of it appears to have these brown scaley dry patches on them after researching the only thing I can find is possibly brown rot?

But the patches are extremely dry which is why i'd like your opinions

Thanks in advance.


  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941
    edited June 2018
    It looks like frost or cold damage, not brow rot.
    Utah, USA.
  • Thats great news it did fruit quite early and it doesn't seem to be spreading so hopefully your right, and we can enjoy our crop. Would you suggest disposing of the damaged fruits?
  • Blue OnionBlue Onion Posts: 2,941
    I would just peel that skin off and eat the flesh on affected fruit.  
    Utah, USA.
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