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Florian

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What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« on: October 15, 2018, 02:27:20 PM »
Out of the 60 or so fruits I picked from my little tree about 5 had these injuries. Some were only 'leaking' but one had its seed come out. I have never seen this. Any ideas?


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Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2018, 02:37:37 PM »
Probably birds. I have caught birds pecking at my fruits. You can also have fruit split if you get a lot of rain & the tree uptakes water fasted than the fruit can handle.

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Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2018, 02:54:01 PM »
Thanks, Laaz. It has not rained much, so I guess birds.

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Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2018, 03:20:29 PM »
They seem a little big, but they look like seeds. 

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Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2018, 03:57:00 PM »
They are seeds...

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Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 10:32:33 PM »
So Laaz are you saying the seeds popped out, or were pulled out due to bird damage??

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Re: What is happening to these flying dragon fruits?
« Reply #6 on: October 15, 2018, 10:44:03 PM »
Yes, once there is a hole in the fruit, the "guts" start to come out. We get oriole birds here every fall & any fruit still on the tree they go after. Once there is a hole in the fruit the seeds & juice will start to come out. It aggravates the hell out of my wife. We didn't know what was causing it until my wife caught them in the act.

 

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