I need some help in a big way.
My Caroline & Heritage raspberries are doing just great this year, tons on really nice berries - BUT.........
I've found quite a few with a tiny little worm - almost too small to see. Problem is now both my wife and I are real, real hesitant to eat them. Rinsing doesn't seem to do a thing.
I didn't spray anything on them all year but was real busy drowning JB's and Stinkbugs. I haven't been able to turn up anything as far as remedies other than turning the ground over in an effort to kill the pupi(?) I don't know...
So anyway, two questions:
1) I didn't spray anything due to all the various bees and stuff doing their thing, but was there something that I should have done differently?
2) If we can't feel good about eating them this year, would I be better off cutting them down now to maybe lessen the chance of an infestation next year?
I'm kinda thinking if I can't get a handle on this I may just pull them out altogether. WAY too much work from start to finish only to have zero confidence that we'll have worm free fruit in the end.
Thanks in advance for any help you can give me on what my options are.