How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Catfacing

Fruit may be disfigured as they form; blossom sticks to the small fruits. Blossom ends are scarred or lumped. Deep cavities penetrate the fruit.

Solutions

Cool and cloudy weather at bloom time cause this disorder. Catfacing may also result from an early harvest on certain varieties. There may be resistant varieties in your area.

Catfacing on green fruit
Catfacing on green fruit

Catfacing on ripe fruitCatfacing on ripe fruit

 


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