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M5thfl

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Help with rotting guavas
« on: August 13, 2017, 09:33:30 AM »
Hello, I posted earlier but now I can't find the post. I have an unknown variety of guava bush growing in my yard. Last year and this year the fruit starts rotting on the bush while it's green. Can someone let me know what to do next year so it doesn't happen again?
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Re: Help with rotting guavas
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2017, 10:24:32 AM »
If they are full of worms you need to bag them. My first thought is carib fly.
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Re: Help with rotting guavas
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2017, 10:27:56 AM »
Did you ever get fruit that were not damaged/rotting?  If so, did it ever color up?
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Re: Help with rotting guavas
« Reply #3 on: August 13, 2017, 10:39:43 AM »
The bush was here when we moved in a couple years ago.
So what do I do if it's carob fly?

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Re: Help with rotting guavas
« Reply #4 on: August 13, 2017, 11:32:12 AM »
Could it be overripe?

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Re: Help with rotting guavas
« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2017, 11:51:12 AM »
The bush was here when we moved in a couple years ago.
So what do I do if it's carob fly?

Protect with bags
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Re: Help with rotting guavas
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2017, 11:57:09 AM »
These can handle plenty of water so you don't have to worry about root rot. They also react well to very heavy pruning so shape it how you like and tip prune as the branches grow to make it bushier. I would put down a heavy layer of mulch as well and just keep it off the trunk. You can make it like a foot deep. Unless you want to drench it weekly with insecticide I would just bag the fruits if you find maggots in the fruit.
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