red delicious tree

Asked January 22, 2020, 12:43 PM EST

I have a red delicious apple tree (about 10 yrs old). Last harvest, nearly every apple had worm damage coming from the bottom. Any suggestions?

Black Hawk County Iowa

1 Response

Apple are susceptible to a number of insect pests. The most common insect pests of apples are the apple maggot, coddling moth, and plum curculio. Insecticides are the traditional approach to control insect pests of apples. Home fruit tree sprays can be purchased at garden centers, home and farm stores, and other retailers. Carefully read the product label as the number of applications per year may be limited.