White growth on my raspberries. fungus?

grobabygroMay 13, 2013

I've noticed this white growth on the stem of my raspberry plant. I'm thinking it might be a fungus, but the leaves are unaffected and it's starting to bear fruit. Is there anything else it might be? I'd hate to spray it with a fungicide if it doesn't need it. Thanks.

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ericwi

I can't tell from the photo if your raspberry cane is infected or not. My experience with this plant is that it grows very vigorously when the conditions are right. I would likely just prune out a sick cane, and let the plant recover. When I have done this, the open spot will be filled in quickly-maybe a month or two.

    Bookmark   May 13, 2013 at 10:49PM
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larry_gene

Does the white rub off? Is that an old picture, where is the forming fruit?

    Bookmark   May 14, 2013 at 11:41PM
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HappyBallz(9A/B Valrico,Florida)

I can't really see anything wrong. Is there a specific area you are talking about? If it is only on certain leaves then put your camera in macro mode and take an up-close picture.

I have a Mysore raspberries and your looks like that. They naturally have that white-ish stem and under-leaf color if that is your concern.

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:27PM
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grobabygro

It is a Mysore raspberry. It didn't seem in distress so I thought it might be a normal variant. Thanks :)

    Bookmark   May 15, 2013 at 4:33PM
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HappyBallz(9A/B Valrico,Florida)

I am no pro but always glad to help!
Did you get any berries off of it yet? If you did how was the taste?

Mine flowered but nothing yet... but that thing has some vicious curved spikes. You can probably make fishing hooks out of them haha.

    Bookmark   May 17, 2013 at 3:31PM
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