What causes my apples to get "sunburned"?
I have a red delicious apple tree. Good crop this year, but several of the apples appear to be getting sunburned...turning orange on the surface exposed to the sun. Is this sun related? If not, what is the cause? Will it affect the flavor or texture of the fruit?
Washington County Oregon
Thank you for contacting us. Can you please send a digital photo of the entire tree as well as a close-up photo of the discolored apples? Also, which direction do the discolored apples face?
The tree... light is not great right now... it has been orchard pruned in past but is a little out of shape right now