Apples, along with other types of fruit, begin to die the moment they are picked from the tree because they stop receiving vital nutrients, water and oxygen from the tree. The cells in apples break down and eventually di... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Dry rot is a wood condition that is caused by fungus. According to, dry rot occurs from too much moisture. Typically, wood that has dry rot is brittle and weak. More » Home & Garden Home Maintenance

When food is slaughtered or harvested, its animal or plant tissue begins to decay. Without these tissues, microorganisms, such as molds, yeasts and spoilage bacteria, eat away at foods and cause the spoiling process. Oth... More » Food Food Storage Food Spoilage
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Some common citrus fruit diseases are brown rot, alternaria rot, blue and green mold, and anthracnose. Citrus fruit diseases are typically caused by fungi, but some infections are bacterial. More » Home & Garden Gardening & Landscapes Trees & Bushes

In the United States, bananas are the most widely-consumed fruit, followed closely by apples. As of 2010, each American consumed approximately 10 pounds of bananas each year, and around 9.5 pounds of apples. This number ... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Pears ripen quicker when placed in a paper bag by themselves or with other ripening fruit such as bananas or apples. Cold temperatures prevent pears from ripening, so they shouldn't be placed in the refrigerator until af... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies

Types of red fruit include some varieties of apples, red currants, many varieties of cherries, cranberries, raspberries and strawberries. Other types of red fruit include pomegranates, some varieties of grapes, loganberr... More » Food Food Facts Fruits & Veggies