Skin disorder, Gingeli banana, Mauritius Minimize

   

November 2014. A disorder of the skin of banana fruit ov variety Gingell, Maritius. Under microscope, single scar appeared diamond shape with a hole in the middle.

A member suggested that they looked like scratch marks made at an early stage of fruit development, and later scabbed over.  It suggests that maybe something was feeding on the flowers at a very early stage of development soon after the bracts lifted and when the skin was very young and tender. Do bats feed on banana flowers?

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