splitting orange fruit
Does spraying roundup on the ground around the navel orange tree cause the oranges to split? I sprayed roundup around the base of my navel oranges trees to prevent weeds from growing. Now the navel oranges are splitting on the tree.
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The oranges splitting is likely due to the fruit receiving to much water near the end of their ripening.
Here is a link that will explain this.
Always use chemical herbicides carefully as overspray can kill the citrus.