Grapes - Knowledgebase Question

WEST HILLS, Ca
Question by daniols
June 30, 2010
Why are some fruits opening-up (like bursting) before they ripen?


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Answer from NGA
June 30, 2010

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Fruit splitting is a symptom of inconsistent watering practices, coupled with hot weather. What happens is that the inside develops pressure (from over heating and/or becoming engorged with water) and the pressure breaks the skin. You can help maintain even moisture in the soil by laying a thick mulch around the plants to help slow evaporation. The mulch will also help moderate soil temperatures. Good luck with your grapes!

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