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Pests and Diseases
Fruit cracking

Cracked noni fruit




Pathogen: None. The disease is not caused by a pathogen or pest. The disease is presumably caused by drastic or abrupt changes in humidity during fruit maturation and ripening.

Symptoms: Large, dry cracks in fruit surface.

Disease distribution: Unknown, but presumed to be ubiquitous.

  1. There is no known control measure where noni is grown outdoors.
Notes: This is probably the first report of this disease in the Pacific and worldwide, although it is unlikely that the disease is actually confined to Hawaii.

Last Updated on December 7, 2006