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Q.In harvesting olives from our potted plant we discovered most of the fruit covered by scabby spots. Can anyone explain this problem

Zone Charleston SC, zone 8 | npsan added on October 12, 2019 | Answered

and whether this fruit can be saved for food, and can the tree be salvaged?

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Answered on October 15, 2019

Without seeing the damage, it could be a number of things. Scale insects can cause scabs. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/what-is-soft-scale.htm

fungal infections can cause the symptoms as well. This article will help you with fungicide use: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm

This article will help you to grow these in container: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/olive/growing-olive-trees-in-containers.htm

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