Fruit may crack in a radial pattern or in concentric circles. Radial cracking, the more common of the
two, occurs during rainy periods, when rains follow long dry periods. Fruit exposed to the sun may also
Maintain a uniform water supply through the use of irrigation or mulches. A full
leaf canopy will also
help protect fruit from the sun and reduce cracking. There may be some resistant varieties in your area.
cracking (left) with healthy fruit