Bugs in our apples

Asked September 6, 2019, 8:30 PM EDT

Hi, We planted a young apple tree last fall and it bore about a dozen honeycrisps this summer. On close inspection, we realized that the apples seem a like puckered in spots (the the skin seems unbroken). When cut open, we see some cavities and some pockets/streaks of brown scattered throughout the fruit. Do you know what it might be and how we could avoid this next year? Thank you!

King County Washington

1 Response

Hi, There are a few things that cause this such as bitter pit and stink bug damage. Please bring a sample to your local MG clinic at http://www.mgfkc.org/resources/map-of-mg-clinics-and-gardens