How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

False wart

Fruit with false wart is misshapen with raised bumps on the surface. Symptoms develop on only a few fruit on a given tree and are not confined to one branch or spur. Usually there is only one warty growth on a fruit and the growth often has hard tissue in the center that resembles the surface of the pit.


False wart is not caused by an infectious agent. No controls are needed.

False wart
False wart

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