How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes

Suture split

Affected fruit splits along suture before ripening, allowing entry of earwigs, fruit beetles, etc.


Suture split is a physiological disorder of unknown cause. It may be associated with thinning too early or with too much heat.

Suture split of peaches
Suture split of peaches

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