Plum trees

Had good crop of plums this year,but when opened, had little pink wormlike grubs in them-how can I prevent this?

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,475

    Hi Ivor, Pink grubs are a sign of plum moth.  The only thing you can do is spray the tree at the right time.  You can get pheremone traps which attract the male moth and when it starts catching them, it's time to spray.  Here's a link to the RHS advice on this pest:

    http://apps.rhs.org.uk/advicesearch/profile.aspx?PID=554

    If you don't want to spray chemicals, the traps (about £6 to £7 each) used on their own may catch enough males to reduce the number of eggs produced by fertilised female moths to a level where you can harvest an acceptable proportion of unaffected plums.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,648

    It won't do you any harm - I've done it and lived to tell the tale image

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,754

    Eating them is the main control method for raspberry beetles too.

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