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I have an apricot tree in my backyard that is loaded with apricots. We have not sprayed the tree with anything, but I would like to use what I can of the fruit that is not 'buggy'. The apricots have red/brown spots on the skin, my research tells me it might be a fungus. Would the fruit be safe to eat if it was cooked and then canned? Also, I would like to transplant some of my fathers raspberry bushes, when is the best time to do that?
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It sounds like your apricots may have a fungal disease called coryneum blight or shothole fungus. This is a fairly common problem, especially when we have wet springs. While the fruit does not look very appealing it is still edible. Peel off the skin where the spots are and the rest of the fruit can be used. I have included a link to a fact sheet about coryneum blight that has more information.
As for the raspberries early spring is the best time to transplant the bushes. Below is a link about growing raspberries in Utah.
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