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Black seed disease of Strawberry

The fungal pathogen that causes the disease called leaf spot does not infect only the foliage of strawberry.  On fruit the symptoms of leaf spot are often referred to as black seed disease.  The initial symptom is black seed, next the tissue around the seed (receptacle tissue) becomes infected and turns brown.  Affected seed occur singly or in groups.

See the Photo Gallery page on leaf spot for more information about this disease and its management.

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