How to Manage Pests

Pests in Gardens and Landscapes


Ripe fruit is sour and fermented. Fluid may drip from a tiny hole at the end of the fruit.


Souring is caused by different types of yeasts brought into figs by insects such as fruit flies and driedfruit beetles. Souring is difficult to prevent. Destroy infected fruit. Choose varieties with small eyes.

sour fruit
Sour and fermented fruit

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