Cherries shrivel up before ripening

fruity123(7b)May 24, 2014

My cherries from lapin, van, and another very large unknown pink fleshed cherry are shriveling up and dropping before ripening. The cherries turn pink then red before falling off. I think it might be European brown rot that is causing this. The dead flowers doesn't fall off and the fruiting spurs sometimes dies. I live in Vancouver BC which is very rainy and I think it has something to do with it. What it this disease and what can be used to treat this?

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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

there is a very active fruit forum ... in case you dont get the answer here ... the fruit nuts.. kinda play by their own rules... lol ..

can you document that there has been no frost/freeze event between flowering and the problem??? ... something about the flowers not falling off... has me wondering


    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 8:47AM
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jean001a(Portland OR 7b)

Lack of pollination is often the reason for fruit drop.
Cut some in half. If no pit, wasn't pollinated.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 12:47PM
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There was no freezing or frost the time the flowers were open. All that time, it had been raining heavily. I doubt pollination is a issue because the pits are big and hard.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:13PM
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See my response to your other post. Brown rot is very common in our area and can cause some aborted fruit although molding/rotting of the ripening fruit is more common.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 4:15PM
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