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Sun burning of fruits.

Hot temperatures and direct sunlight can lead to the areas of fruits that appear bleached or sunburned. Sunburn is most commonly found in several fruits like watermelons, tomatoes, peppers, eggplants, cucumbers, apples, citrus, raspberries, and blackberries. The symptoms appear in three different farms i.e. skin blemishing (sunken dark brown or black dead patch on the side of fruit exposed to the sun), sunburn browning (white or bleached fruit skin that later becomes brown), and photo-oxidant (white, bleached skin in a patch on the side of fruits exposed to the sun). Farmers should Schedule irrigations to avoid tree water stress. Avoid early and excessive summer pruning. Improve air movement through the fruit block. Spray the fruits with suspensions of calcium carbonate or with wax emulsions to create a film that provides some protection from the damaging effects of sunlight. Shade netting can also be used primarily to provide sun protection for fruit. Over-tree sprinkler cooling systems are also helpful.

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