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What are these spots on my apples?

Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 6, 09 at 6:07

Some of my young apple trees are finally producing apples and one tree in particular has apples covered in small black spots. The following pictures show this. What am I dealing with here?

Apple spots 2

Apple spots 1


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RE: What are these spots on my apples?

You have Scab on the leaves and fruit. At this stage I do not believe there is much you can do. Maybe spray would protect any leaves that may not be infected so the tree may not become defoliated.

I have it on many of my peaches as I was not able to put enough fungicide on my tress and keep it on there. There was too much rain and when it wasn't washing off my spray it was just too damp for too long.

RE: What are these spots on my apples?

  • Posted by bart1 6/7 Northern VA (My Page) on
    Tue, Jul 7, 09 at 6:04

Thanks hoseman!!

This is a new one for me. I've been concentrating on spreading, pruning and spraying for bugs until now, but I guess I have to recalibrate for scab next year.

Thanks again for the ID.


RE: What are these spots on my apples?

I don't think that's scab. Scab is rusty looking raised areas on your apple that don't penetrate into the flesh. I bet the spots on your apple go into trails in the flesh. This is maggot or coddling moth. Just have to spray regular to control it. I've had lots of it on my trees until I started a regular spray regimen.

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