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Post Sunburned apples?
Have any of you had sunburned apples this year? I think it happened early, like May or June. They don't seem to affect the health of the apple too much. They're very thin markings, and they don't rot. I imagine the apples wouldn't store as long as others. It seemed to happen the worst on ziploc bag covered apples. I had some on footies, and some on the micropore plastic bread bags that Jafar and I bought a few years back. Check out the picture.
John S
PDX OR


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Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:39 am
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Location: SW Washington
Post Re: Sunburned apples?
What variety is it?

When my Honeycrisp would get sunburn in years past they would rot. Last year was bumper for apples and I didn't thin much. This year was very sparse, so I can't say.


Tue Oct 08, 2013 10:43 am
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Post Re: Sunburned apples?
Hudson's Golden Gem, Wickson, and a few others. The place where it sunburned is very hard, like hard cardboard. It isn't rotten. I remove the layer and the rest is fine.
John S
PDX OR


Tue Oct 08, 2013 4:13 pm
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Location: Camas, Washington
Post Re: Sunburned apples?
I had more sunburned apples than normal this year. I think it happens on really hot days.

Some of my blueberries got a lot of sunburned leaves during the same hot weather.


Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:44 am
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Post Re: Sunburned apples?
We had some sunburn on our apples this year, Baldwin is one of the varieties that I can remember seeing a number of sunburned apples. These were on 3rd leaf trees so these apples were pretty exposed. However, of the 8 other varieties we have in the same area the sun damage was minimal. I don't think the sunburned apples will last in storage as long as more perfect apples, but the burned area seems to be really dried out and not as susceptible to rot as say scab that ends up cracking the skin of the fruit.

Galen
Portland, OR


Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:07 am
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