Brown rot

Apple brown rot

Photo by University of Georgia Plant Pathology Archive,

  • Infects a range of fruit trees and berries
  • Produces similar symptoms to Brown rot in stone fruit
  • Fruit develop rapidly spreading, firm, brown spots that progress to/into rotting
  • Rotting areas covered or surrounded by creamy-white pustules, often in concentric circles
  • Infected fruit can become mummified on the tree
  • Blighted twigs with cankers can also develop
  • Spread by wind, rain and with infected plant material

High priority pest of: Apples and pears, Berries, Blueberries, Cherries, Strawberries, Summerfruit

Scientific name: Monilinia fructigena
EPPRD Category: 3
Life Form: Fungus

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol