We purchased three Bali Cherry trees and the fruit is bad every year! When it...

Asked September 17, 2014, 9:04 PM EDT

We purchased three Bali Cherry trees and the fruit is bad every year! When it gets ripe every year it is always mushy inside! I've included a photo of what they look like this time of year

Minnesota trees and shrubs horticulture

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The eastern cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cingulata), the black cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis fausta), and the spotted wing Drosophila (SWD) (Drosophila suzukii) are insects that damage cherries. SWD turn cherry fruit flesh brown, Cherries infested with the eastern cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis cingulata) or the black cherry fruit fly (Rhagoletis fausta) maggots often decay or develop brown rot. The following sites have more information about these fruit flies and brown rot.

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-stone-fruit-growers/cherry-fruit-flies/

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-stone-fruit-growers/spotted-wing-drosophila/index.html

http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/yard-garden/fruit/integrated-pest-management-for-home-stone-fruit-growers/brown-rot/index.html