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Which fruits are fruit fly maggot free for Florida?
« on: April 29, 2020, 08:47:45 PM »

I have to be honest. I'm growing tired of growing a fruit tree to maturity only to find that the fruit is infested with Caribbean fruit fly maggots; or whatever maggots. I've purchased some exclusion netting and will use it, but I've removed many a peach tree because I just can't deal with that darn fruit fly. The peaches grown here in Florida are just too hard to bag.

Besides mango, jackfruit and lychee, are there any other fruits that are resistant to fruit fly attacks?  I just want to grow the fruit and not have to bag every darn thing. 

Things that I no longer grow in quantity:  peaches (miss them), plums, papaya, surinam cherry, Cherry of the Rio Grande, wax jambu, and Grumichama. 

Anyone else having problems with these things?




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Re: Which fruits are fruit fly maggot free for Florida?
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2020, 10:37:26 PM »
There are lots of fruits that you should have no problem with: for example- citrus, passion fruit, sapodilla, avocado, sugar apple, dragon fruit, and the others you mentioned.

That being said, I feel your pain.  I grew papayas for a few years and at least here in my area of Saint Petersburg, they were nothing but a magnet for a number of nasty things.  And, often they tasted like crap even when they survived.  I rarely had a bad papaya when I lived in Hawaii.

« Last Edit: April 29, 2020, 10:39:00 PM by irun5k »


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