Blueberries

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,
CZ

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:
www.ipm.msu.edu/SWD.htm and here:
https://www.google.com/url?q=http://msue.anr.msu.edu/uploads/files/6-7%2520SWD%2520Management%2520fo...