purple blotches appear which become larger, turning silver with black
spots. All the buds on the infected stems die - sounds pretty nasty, and it is!
cure is prevention. Ensure that all canes which have produced fruit are
cut out as soon as the fruit is picked. If this hasn't worked, cut out all
infected canes from the base of the plant and burn them. Spray with copper
fungicide when the buds first open and again four weeks later.
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