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 blossom end of apple not sealed 
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Joined: Mon Dec 27, 2004 8:50 am
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Post blossom end of apple not sealed
Some of my Williams pride apples have a deformity. The core didn't seal at the blossom end causing the apple to mature several weeks before the non-deformed apples. The open ended cores had begun to decay, a slight mold. I'm have not experienced this before, the tree has produced normal apples for approx. 4 years. Any ideas about what caused this deformity?

Mon Aug 08, 2005 10:16 pm

Joined: Tue Aug 16, 2005 2:51 pm
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Location: Portland Metro
A similar thing occurs in the Mutsu, It doesnt seem to affect the fruit much, I assumed it had to do with the speed and size that the fruit grows, Last year I had apples that weighed in at 19 oz each. Huge fruit, very tasty and I have no idea why it opens up like that. Had a couple of apples that had earwigs who left in a hurry when we picked them, Otherewise no adverse condition noted. CJ

Gardening is the only therapy I can afford. CJ

Sun Aug 28, 2005 2:16 pm
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