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Growing => Fruit => Topic started by: Alex_ on August 16, 2020, 07:17:57 pm

Title: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: Alex_ on August 16, 2020, 07:17:57 pm
I all set for a monster apple harvest and then this happened.
I have never seen this before.

Thanks for ay idea
Title: Re: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: doganjo on August 16, 2020, 08:48:55 pm
All of them?
Title: Re: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: Fleecewife on August 16, 2020, 08:53:56 pm
It looks as if they started to ripen and the skins to harden then the weather turned wet.  The inside has gone squishy and rotten and the skin has split because of the swelling from inside.  That's what it looks like to me - I don't know if there is a recognised self-baking disease of apples (that's what they look like, baked apples!)
Title: Re: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: Fleecewife on August 16, 2020, 09:04:06 pm
So I then looked it up and the splitting does seem to be caused by irregular water supply, but I've not seen the mushy insides before.
Title: Re: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: Alex_ on August 17, 2020, 04:47:27 pm
Thanks for the ideas. The majority of the big ones split like that. Some weren’t ready for picking and some that were ready, only the medium and large ones were effected. The little ones are fine. I was wondering if it was from all the storms caused them to burst from too much water  :raining:
Title: Re: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: Steph Hen on August 20, 2020, 06:27:07 pm
I’d agree, too much water, but please let us know how the others do.   :tree:
Title: Re: What happened to my Apples?
Post by: Mad Goatwoman of Madeley on August 29, 2020, 03:55:26 pm
I all set for a monster apple harvest and then this happened.
I have never seen this before.

Thanks for ay idea


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