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Why have my limes got brown rot inside

Tahitian limes, fruit looks fine then rots from inside

Fruit and Citrus • Pests

If your lime contains brown rot within the fruit but the outside looks fine, it is more than likely that the damage is the result of spined citrus bug rather than the brown rot fungus. Spined citrus bug only attacks fruit. Sap is sucked from the interior of the fruit, causing dry patches inside and a flat patch of skin on the outside of the fruit where the beastie has been feeding. Gumming and browning occurs inside giving the impression of rot. At present, we don't range a product that is registered for the control of this pest.



Answered: 14 Jul, 2019

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