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What's eating my nectarines?

Posted by hjlo Australia (My Page) on
Wed, Oct 24, 12 at 21:28

I can't figure out what is doing this to the new fruit on my dwarf nectarine. Any thoughts? The leaves have no problems. Thanks

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RE: What's eating my nectarines?

What kind of animals do you have in your location? Possums, rats, maybe even fruit bats are what I'm thinking.

RE: What's eating my nectarines?

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 28, 12 at 14:24

I've been looking at that photo too, and waiting for someone more knowledgeable of your area to get back to you...

From the damage to the fruit, I would suspect some kind of animal or bird over insect, and would first guess something with teeth and not beak...but it's only a guess. Have you seen any kind of activity in the tree? Rodents or animals common to your climate and location?

If you aren't seeing anything in the daytime, going out at night with a flashlight and looking can be helpful.

RE: What's eating my nectarines?

  • Posted by hjlo none (My Page) on
    Sat, Oct 26, 13 at 22:35

Same time of year, same problem! I never did figure it out and I lost about half my fruit.

Here it is again this year. Same problem you can see.

This is the only bug I located. I have no idea what it is or if it is the culprit.

We don't have possums or fruit bats in my area, I live in inner Perth. Maybe rats, but I have never seen any and I have two cats. I might try some netting unless anyone has a better idea?

RE: What's eating my nectarines?

you might want to try the fruit forum ....

if not your local agricultural office.. i dont know the term for AU ...


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