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Anthracnose - Avocado

Avocado anthracnose, photo: Dr. Scot Nelson

Photo: Dr. Scot C. Nelson, CTAHR

Avocado anthracnose. Photo: Dr. Wayne Nishijima

Photo: Dr. Wayne Nishijima


Avocado fruit develops dark, round, sunken lesions just after ripening. Symptoms sometimes develop on unripe fruit while still on the tree. Spots or blight may also appear on leaves and stems of the tree. This fungal disease is more likely in wet areas or after rainy periods.


Kendal Lyon, Hawaii Island Master Gardeners