Avocado Scab Disease is a condition that poses a dangerous risk to the avocado fruit, as it can be a gate way for more serious diseases infecting the fruit. Avocado Scab Disease shows externally through brown and black splotches along the fruits outer skin. The spots can often be mistaken for physical damage. Avocado Scab Disease should be treated with fungicides. This will not only help prevent the fruit from developing more serious diseases, but it will help stop the spread of Avocado Scab Disease to other avocados.
- Scabs on Avocados can lead to dangerous bacteria growing inside.
- Sphaceloma perseae is a fungus that is the primary culprit in avocado scabs.
- While the scabs are usually cosmetic, better safe than sorry, so use a fungicide.
“Symptoms of scab on the leaves are more difficult to ascertain, as the most visible signs are in the uppermost portions of the tree’s canopy.”