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This treatment will also help to prevent fruit-rot.
Orchards that are thoroughly sprayed with bordeaux mixture for the leaf-blight and fruit-rot fungus are less liable to attacks of black-knot.
There are four leading difficulties in the growing of plums -- leaf-blight, fruit-rot, black-knot, and curculio.
Remove all "mummy" plums, for they spread the fruit-rot.
The fruit-rot may be prevented by the same means -- that is, by spraying with bordeaux mixture.