bitter rot


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bitter rot

[′bid·ər ‚rät]
(plant pathology)
A fungus disease of apples, grapes, and other fruit caused by Glomerella cingulata.
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Hartman said bitter rot develops rapidly in warm weather and slowly in cool weather.
"Bitter rot decay may be commonplace on what was thought to be healthy fruit coming out of storage," he added.
In orchards, bitter rot is more likely to be found near wooded areas and fence rows, and it appears to spread from trees in these border areas.
Now I can better appreciate the value of such descriptive common names for plant diseases as bitter rot and powdery mildew.