Lime Trees

Limes With Brown Streaks in Fruit


Anonymous added on September 29, 2015 | Answered

My limes develop brown streaks from flower to stem just as they get ripe. Why? I have problems with ants, scale and mold in limited locations, but the brown streaks are universal. I pulled 50 from the tree this week and 90% were effected. I am going to spray with a canola oil, but I have to wait for the hummingbirds to move on.


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shelley
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 30, 2015

Discolored streaks on citrus is referred to as tearstaining and is commonly caused by anthracnose. For more information, visit the following article:

http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r107102111.html

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