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08-31-2010, 02:59 AM
Hi all, I'm new here. My name is Jonah and I'm having some issues with my rasberries. I live in the Napa Valley and we did have quite a bit more rain this winter than usual. The problem seems to me to be vascular, but I'm not sure. The leaves at the top of the vines are turning reddish brown and crumpling up. The berries are also maturing normally, but when they start getting out of their pink hue into red, sections will turn white. They were planted last spring and are facing south-ish. They have mulch around them and get about 3 to 4 gallons of water per week. Am I over watering? They weren't incredibly happy last year, but nothing like this. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Sorry, all I have right now is cell phone pictures. Thanks in advance.


09-01-2010, 01:33 PM
the color just looks like summer stress.

The white bits is, I believe, a result of partial pollination, happens to me frequently, nothing wrong with the fruit, it is edible.

11-08-2010, 07:25 AM
Your plant looks fine, and the raspberries may actually benefit from having more water than usual. You may find that the bush yields a bit more fruit.

Cody Wellard
06-06-2011, 02:18 PM
I experienced this last year, I am sure it is lack of watering.

09-13-2011, 05:13 PM
Hey NapaCounty,

I found this website that might help. Not sure if it's exactly what you're going through.


Very late response, since this thread was started more than a year ago! I hope you found a way to alleviate the problem!

Organic Gardener
10-01-2011, 02:16 AM
The white parts of the fruit look like a fungus to me. If you had lots of rain this year, that could very well be the case.
I have grown raspberries for many years and on the rare occasions I've seen white growth like that I destroyed those particular berries just to be on the safe side.