clear substance - Knowledgebase Question

Riverside, Ca
Question by gardendiva91
April 11, 2010
my nectarine fruit has a clear hard substance on them in the area of where the blossom was do you know what this is? It has not affected the inside of the fruit

Answer from NGA
April 11, 2010


The gummy substance is sap and it simply means the tree is vigorous and is "leaking" excess sap. Sometimes insect pests can injure the flowers or the newly forming fruit and cause the sap to drip from the injury. As long as the fruit is not affected, and you don't see insects damaging the tree or fruit, the sap is nothing to worry about.

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