Monilia fruit rot


Monilinia, better known as Monilia or too fruit rot is a fungal disease, especially at fruit trees occurs. The fungus penetrates into the fruit at feeding points or cracks, spreads and eventually penetrates them completely. The fruit rots and turns brown, the fruiting body of the mushroom is visible in the form of white, raised patches on the surface.

fruit rot

Fight fruit rot

The fungus can also cause the so-called Monilia lace drought, which particularly often affects stone fruit. The infection occurs when there is damp weather during warm temperatures. Infected flowers dry up and the adjacent shoots die from the top.

If symptoms of the fungus are detected on a plant, the affected areas must be cut back well into the healthy wood. All rotten fruits, dead flowers and fallen leaves are also removed. In order to prevent the fungus from re-spreading next year, you can use a plant tonic (eg Neudovital) or spray it with a fungicide at the beginning of the spring sprouting.

Characteristics: fruit rot

Description/symptoms: Brown, rotten fruits with white specks, dehydrating flowers and shoots

Prevention: Plant strengtheners

fighting: Pruning of the affected shoots; Removing putrid fruits, dead plant parts and dead leaves; Dispose of with household waste, not on the compost


Video Board: Hull Rot of Almond caused by Monilinia