Apple Tree Problem
Hi! I noticed that most of my apples (Sweet Sixteen & Honeycrisp) have little dots all over them like an insect bore into them. I'm wondering if you are able to tell what the problem is based on my photos and if you have any suggestions for me so I can prevent this from happening in the future. Thanks, Stefanie
http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gilliam/sites/default/files/Apple_Maggot_in_Oregon_EC1633_0.pdf I included this link because the photo included most closely matches the damage in your photos.Here is another link to our self diagnostic program "What's Wrong with my Plant"? You might find it helpful: http://www.extension.umn.edu/garden/diagnose/plant/
It describes when to use certain products as well as what you can do to monitor your trees to make sure you know what pest you are trying to treat. Compare it to how you are managing your tree and make changes as indicated.
Thank you for contacting Extension.
Hi! Yes, I do believe the damage to my apples is caused by the curculio beetle. I'm guessing it's the plum curculio beetle and not the apple curculio beetle since we have two plum trees (Toka and Superior) near the two apple trees and the curculio beetle destroyed all of my plums. I attached a photo of the affected plums in case that is helpful to you.
Thanks for the response!
How heartbreaking to have this level of damage to your fruits. Please read the publications provided to learn how to control the pest next year as much as possible.