Apples, Grannysmith, have brown specks in flesh of fruit

Asked January 31, 2020, 7:46 PM EST

My Granny Smith apples have brown specks throughout the flesh. They do not effect the texture or flavor.... just no pretty. I'm thinking a Calcium deficiency ?? am I on the right track? What can I do to amend the soil?

Multnomah County Oregon

1 Response

It does not sound like bitter pit - calcium deficiency - an image would help. Could be many different problems from insects (apple maggot, brown marmorated stink bug, etc.) to fungi to non-living problems. Here are some common ones to read about: