Citrus cracked fruit


25 March 2021 01:07 PM

Hi, the peel of citrus can split when there is a major change in soil moisture. If the soil has been dry for some time and then it rains heavily, or the soil is irrigated deeply, the fruit absorbs moisture. The subsequent water pressure causes the peel to crack. This can be prevented by keeping the soil moist during the hot months. This will be aided by mulching the soil around the tree. All the best.
Topics: Fruit and Citrus Issues: Physical Damage