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  • Hole in nearly ripe fig fruit (Chicago Hardy Fig)

    This is not about the ostiole, which is probably why I am having trouble searching this topic.

    I was getting excited about this fruit, which I figured would be ready to pick in about one or two more days. However, I have noticed this gross looking "hole." I am not aware of any insects that would burrow straight through the fruit, but it kind of looks that way? I guess I will find out in a day or two once I cut it in half, but thought maybe someone here could shed some light in advance, so I'm not too disappointed...

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    Zone 5b - Chicago Suburbs
    Plant Parent to the following fruit trees: Chicago Hardy Fig, Corky's Honey Delight Fig, Calamansi Orange, Nana Dwarf Pomegranate, Gerardi Dwarf Mulberry, Contender Peach

  • #2
    It looks like teeth marks (?)
    Iโ€™ve seen bite marks on my figs from squirrels.
    Piney Point Village, Zone 8b
    W/L- Allix, Cateto

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    • Elana
      Elana commented
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      I had that thought, since I've seen squirrel teeth marks on lemon skin that looked a BIT similar. But I don't remember seeing these when the fruit was smaller... though "stretching" may have made it more noticeable?

  • #3
    This came to my mind when I saw this fig ๐Ÿ˜€. Hope you the the critter!
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    Mario
    Texas 9A

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    • Elana
      Elana commented
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      Ha! Well, at least now I can say I got some enjoyment out of it, regardless of how it winds up tasting.

    • Newbie2figs
      Newbie2figs commented
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      Look at it as heโ€™s you look out fig !! Who needs and owl with this scary guy ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜€.. he looks like his lost thou ๐Ÿฅด

  • #4
    Well today was the day. Moment of truth. And... it was good!

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    Zone 5b - Chicago Suburbs
    Plant Parent to the following fruit trees: Chicago Hardy Fig, Corky's Honey Delight Fig, Calamansi Orange, Nana Dwarf Pomegranate, Gerardi Dwarf Mulberry, Contender Peach

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    • #5
      Definitely looks great!
      Kevin, N. Ga 7b Cheers!

      Wishing all of you a bountiful harvest!

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      • #6
        Look like puncture marks as opposed to insect damage. Theyโ€™re almost symmetrical, like fangs
        Anthony- Fig Finder of Los Angeles

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        • #7
          Accidental Fig gashing?
          Let a little water be brought, and then you may all wash your feet and rest under this tree.

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          • #8
            Rodent kisses lol. The fig looks great regardless!
            Almaguin Highlands, Canada. Zone 4a/3b. WL: Ronde de Bordeaux, Florea, Hollier, Dauphine, Gisotta nero, Verdolino, Malta Black, Violet Sepor .Any early finishers would help, just starting out, not picky. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication~Da Vinci

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            • #9
              I've seen wasps make holes on soft, ripe figs.
              Jennings, Southwest Louisiana, Zone 9a

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              • FigsNorth
                FigsNorth commented
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                Same here.

            • #10
              Curious. But allโ€™s well that end well! Fig looks great! Well done!
              Randy
              Northeastern TN. Zone 6b/7a. WL: Rigato de Salento, Thermalito, BNR

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