Asked July 31, 2017, 10:51 AM EDT

I live in Connecticut and grow large blueberry bushes. The ripened fruit is getting soft and mushy I wonder if I can still eat them.
Thank you,

New Haven County Connecticut blueberries

1 Response

Have you checked the fruit for Spotted wing Drosophila (fruit fly) larvae? I suspect soft fruit that does not show a disease problem such as anthracnose might be infested with SWD. There are excellent resources on SWD here: and here: