Common Tropical Fruit Tree Problems

What’s eating these lychee leaves?

I’ve practiced horticulture for 25 years, worked with tropical fruit for 20 of those years, and just recently I celebrated five years as a commercial tropical fruit extension agent for UF/IFAS Extension Miami-Dade County. It stands to reason that in all of those years, I may have heard the same question more than once. I’ve compiled a few of those questions and their answers in the article linked below.

Why do my jackfruit flowers have grey fuzz and not turn into fruit? What’s eating my lychee leaves? Why do my sugar apples turn black and wither away? What’s causing the black mold on my mango leaves, and how can I stop it? The answers to these pressing questions, and what to do about them, can be found in an article I wrote for my column in the very lovely edible South Florida magazine.

The article is titled, “Common Tropical Fruit Tree Problems”.



Jeff Wasielewski
Posted: April 20, 2018

Category: Agriculture, , Crops, Farm Management, Florida-Friendly Landscaping, Fruits & Vegetables, Home Landscapes, Horticulture, Pests & Disease, Pests & Disease, UF/IFAS, UF/IFAS Extension

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