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  • Image: Frost Injury 2
  • Image: Frost Injury 1

Frost Injury

  • Berry is puckered or misshapen on any side of the berry, usually with a suture mark between the normal and deformed sides of the berry
  • The first and largest berry is often deformed, later berries are not affected
  • Deformed and healthy fruit appear in the same cluster
  • Center of the flower is black

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