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Do soft fruit bushes suffer from blight?

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom Gb

I have just been given some soft fruit bushes, gooseberry, red currant and white currant plus some strawberry plants. They have some mottling to the leaves which are curling up. The very kind lady who gave them to me said it was 'sun burn' but I suffered a lot of blight this year and I am very wary of it.



ive been reading a lot recently (cos its too chilly to be out)
and Ive read about, mould,mildew,splitting fruits but cant recall blight on soft fruit bushes
although I remeber a few years back there being a rumour toms are fruits?gets very confusing

id also be interested to know this

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11 Sep, 2009


Thing that springs to my mind from your description of mottling and curling is virus - virus infections cause yellow mottling and often torsion, or twisting of foliage. You don't say if the mottling is yellow though.

11 Sep, 2009


Most likely mildew plus old age, the leaves are at the end of their useful time.

11 Sep, 2009


Sorry Bamboo, the mottling is brown, which is why I was so worried about blight.
Thanks Doc, is this the plants are past their best or just this years leaves?

11 Sep, 2009


maybe they are moody after being moved?
were they dug from the ladys garden?

x xx

11 Sep, 2009


They were Mookins, but they were like this when they came out! ! !

11 Sep, 2009


im at a loss then dont know enough to make any other comments

sorry hun

xx x

12 Sep, 2009

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