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Q.Soursop Fruit — are Ants Harmful ?

Zone 4205 | skapin67@gmail.com added on May 5, 2020 | Answered

I live in South East Queensland and am having the first season of fruit on my 2 trees and all looks good, but there is a lot of small ants on the fruit, is that harmful, also the fruit is appearing on the tree progressively and we are now in autumn am worried if it will ripen as we go towards winter. any help with the caring for this tree will be very much appreciated. if ants are harmful can you tell me how I can get rid of them without harming the fruit. The lowest likely temperature in winter overnight would be not less than about 6 deg celsius and daytime not less than about 14c I hope you can help. Thank you Mario

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Answered on May 6, 2020

It would seem that you are right at the edge of where they will survive. They should handle the temperatures as long as it never falls below that very far.

The ant can become a problem, or they can signal an aphid infestation. Either way, getting rid of them is the best option.

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