Redberry Mite in Primocane Blackberries?

Sep 6, 2018

Redberry Mite in Primocane Blackberries?

Sep 6, 2018

No, I don't think so and see for yourself with the photo series below.  I have quite a few more of these pictures, but I think you'll get the point with the two series posted.

I've been getting a host of questions concerning what appears to be redberry mite on primocane blackberries - PrimeArk 45 and proprietary varieties -  with red druplets mixed in with ripe ones, but if one marks the fruit and waits for a couple of days the red druplets have ripened fully.  Now, the question is how this uneven maturity affects fruit quality, but that is something to be answered another day.


By Mark Bolda
Author - County Director, Santa Cruz County and Farm Advisor, Strawberries & Caneberries

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