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They are still small but some have started to crack open

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Hi Grietje,


The most serious problem with pomegranate is the occurrence of a fungal disease which affects both the leaves and the fruit, causing premature leaf loss and also resulting in fruit splitting on the plant. While the leaf drop may be ignored, fruit splitting cannot, since the splitting usually occurs just as the fruit begins to mature. Copper fungicide use during fruit development of late spring through summer may alleviate the problem.

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Tropical plants in Florida, Bamboo, Vines, Fruit trees, Antique Roses, rare plants from around the world.

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Nursery business for 19 years

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Bamboo Society, Rare Tree Society, Rare Fruit Tree Society, Passiflora Society

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Florida Gardening Sarasota Magazine Bradenton Herald Tribune Sarasota Herald Tribune

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Self taught, family history of nursery business

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