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#1 sinensis

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:45 AM

about 10% of my reaper harvest looks like this:

 

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the fruits are nonetheless firm and look/smell fine when cut in half. anyone know what this could be?


Edited by sinensis, 10 September 2018 - 12:57 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:51 AM

Stink bugs! Brown Marmorated Stink bugs (BMSB), to be exact. They started showing up here in the Midwest about 4-5 years ago. They've just been getting worse. I'm constantly battling those bast-holes. Perfectly good fruits with the color sucked right out of them. Grrrr. CAPCOM has been at war with them, too.

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Posted 10 September 2018 - 12:55 AM

ok, that makes perfect sense. i know for sure those are here. they showed up in my back yard 1-2 years ago -- never seen them before until i noticed them sneaking into my house through windows and cracks over winter. annoying bastards. they buzz around the room loud as hell.

 

could be worse i guess. at least the fruits seem ok and should be usable. they're just ugly.

 

updated the OP to help people searching in the future.


Edited by sinensis, 10 September 2018 - 01:08 AM.


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Posted 10 September 2018 - 06:08 AM

They have been here for 10 years and vary year to year from barely noticeable to biblical proportions.This was the first year that I saw significant damage to pods.





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