UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA
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UC Master Gardeners, Santa Clara County, CA

Monthly Tip

Limes with Stylar End Rot

Tip description

Lime with stylar end rotUsually affects Persian and Bearss limes but can be on other limes and lemons. Depressed areas are firm or leathery and dry. It starts out looking like a water soaked, whitish-to-drab sunken patch at the base of the stylar tip (end) and can cover 1/4 to 1/2 of the fruit. Inside tissues at stylar end break down and become pinkish or brownish.

You can pick before mature to cut losses. Extremely high temperatures can bring it on.

Months applicable
  • November
  • December
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