Shot-hole occurs on all types of summer fruit, but is less severe on plums. It’s a fungal disease (Wilsonomyces carpophilus) and affects leaves, fruit and buds. The disease decreases the efficiency of the tree by decreasing its photosynthetic capacity. If leaf infection is severe, premature leaf fall can occur. Fruit infections disfigure the fruit but are only on the skin, the flesh underneath is still usable.
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