I saw these this year starting with Northern Spy in mid-October. Then as
November approached it became quite prevalent on other varieties
(HoneyCrisp, Golden Delicious) Not seeing it on Granny Smith no Gala.
This was before storage, that is on the tree.
On Sat, Nov 28, 2015 at 2:16 PM, David Kollas <kol...@frontier.com> wrote:
> The two photos here show a skin-deep discoloration now appearing in
> several varieties of our stored fruit
> (32-36F, air). In most cases I can distinguish a circular lighter-colored
> zone centered on a lenticel, but this often merges into similar tan-colored
> skin beyond the single lenticel. None of the spots I have seen is larger
> than the
> the diameter of a 5-cent coin. Affected skin is not different than normal
> skin to the touch. There is no pitting or
> depression in the affected area. Note that in one of the Mutsu fruits
> shown, discoloration is limited to the calyx-end points.
> In several years I have seen scald symptoms near the end of storage season
> (late February, March), but
> now in mid-November, I don't expect to see superficial scald. I am
> wondering whether others have seen
> similar symptoms.
> David Kollas
> Kollas Orchard
> Tolland, Connecticut; USA
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