Pocket plum

Pocket plum is a fungal infection of the young fruits of plums, damsons and some ornamental Prunus species, causing them to develop abnormally, without stones.

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Quick facts

Common name Pocket plum
Scientific name Taphrina pruni
Plants affected Plums, damsons and some ornamental relatives
Main symptoms Distorted fruits develop with no stone
Caused by Fungus
Timing Summer

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