Guess the Pest! Week 14 Answer: Sunscald

David Owens, Extension Entomologist,

Congratulations to Mona Steele for correctly identifying the problem with my 4th of July pie berries as sunscalding. High temperatures, wind, water stress, and direct sun exposure cause this whitening or bleaching of berry drupelets. Orienting rows North to South can help, and make sure your plants have adequate soil moisture.