I have a new blueberry bush.. Last year was the first time it produced quite a bit of fruit.. I was excited to have more fruit again this year. After picking a bowl of fruit, I left the bowl sitting on the counter for about an hour. When I returned to clean and rinse the berries , some tiny white worms about half inch long with a black head were climbing around in the bowl
I googled this and it appears to be from a fly laying eggs on them.. I was grossed out and threw them away.. not knowing if they were inside the berries or just on the outside.
What can I do next season to insure this does not happen again ? What is safe to put on the plant that is going to be edible? When does this application also need to be done?
Posted by Cheryl Nikolao on July 3, 2019