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Medium_img_2064 Some lime fruit - on an otherwise thriving, productive tree, have a circular, flattish brown patch at one end

Submitted: 09:53AM, 23 May 2019
Answer: Hi Bill,

Thank you for contacting Yates.

The leathery dry patch on the end of the fruit is due to blossom end rot. What happens is that the supply of calcium is not adequate to form the fruit properly. There are couple of reasons why this may occur. Lack of calcium available to the plant at certain times through its growth and moisture levels to the plant not maintained on a regular basis.

For next season, it’s a good idea to incorporate Yates Hydrangea Pinking Liquid Lime & Dolimite and Yates Dynamic Lifter to the soil and ensure you water regularly throughout the season.

Unfortunately there is nothing that can be done to help the affected fruit, but usually not all the fruit is affected and you will still be able to enjoy your harvest.

Hope this helps and happy gardening.

Best Regards,
Yates Horticulturist

Answered: 10:08AM, 24 May 2019


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