Radial Cracking

Environmental Stress

radial cracking

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Fruit develop large cracks radiating out from the stem scar. Cracking may occur on green fruit. Cracks appear weathered and corky if they occur in green fruit. Fruit may develop any of a number of fungal fruit rots at the point of cracking.

Select varieties that have less cracking under your growing conditions. Prevent wide swings in moisture by even irrigation or mulching.

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