and life cycle—Rhizopus rot
Rhizopus rot occurs primarily after harvest but may develop on ripe fruit in the garden. Species
of Rhizopus survive on debris in the soil when host plants are not present. Spores are spread by
wind and insects, and infection occurs only through wounds in ripe fruit. Rhizopus is not active
below 41° F.
infection of Rhizopus rot