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JonM

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What afflicted the sugar apple?
« on: April 09, 2019, 04:39:07 AM »
Some of my fruits have been ruined with these coverings that has the texture of an ant mound which is also very hard to remove since it is binded by a white sticky fibrous "substance", whatever that may be. Is this caused by some kind of borer? Is the remainder of the fruit good to eat?


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Re: What afflicted the sugar apple?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2019, 08:59:50 AM »
Looks like frass from insect and mold growing in frass
(lepidoptera) maybe
« Last Edit: April 09, 2019, 09:52:07 AM by shot »

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Re: What afflicted the sugar apple?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2019, 09:12:36 PM »
Sounds right, Shot!

Some pest we never want to get here.
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Re: What afflicted the sugar apple?
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 09:01:09 AM »
Any suggestions on how to treat such infestations? It's good that it hasn't reached Florida soils yet. It really brings down the plant's productivity.
« Last Edit: April 15, 2019, 09:02:42 AM by JonM »

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Re: What afflicted the sugar apple?
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 10:20:59 AM »
Isn't there a famous University right there in Los Banhos?  Have you inquired there?
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