lemon tree has an excellent crop of fruit developing this year,
but I notice that lots of the fruit have scabby-looking peel. What
causes this and will the fruit be edible?
panic - the fruit might look strange, but it's still tasty. Your
lemons have a problem called verrucosis, or citrus scab. It's caused
by a fungal disease and can be controlled by spraying with copper
every six weeks.
Gardener, Issue 120, 2003, Page 29
Reproduced with permission from the former Weekend Gardener magazine. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the RNZIH.