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Discussion in 'Fruit and Nut Trees' started by Transport, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Transport

    Transport New Member

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    I don't know what to do with this tree. It came with property when I purchased 4 years ago. The first year, it had the best apples ever!! Since then, it has been lumpy, rotten quickly, and/or developed brown spots.

    The photos are this years so far. Is there something I should be doing that I am not? The tree looks very healthy and has no problem growing.

    Any help would be appreciated as I have no knowledge on these.

    Thank you!
     

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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    To have any chance of identifying the variety, closeup photos of the fruit are required.
     
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    Ok...I will get some new photos

    Thank you!
    Dianne
     
  4. Ron B

    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    Include fruits sliced in half so their interiors can be viewed. This showing of photos should be done when the fruits are ripe.
     
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    Sorry for the delay. As you van see..the tree is full of apples, which happens a lot.

    But I've only gotten one year of good apples and that was 4 years ago when I purchased property...how can I stop the apple tree from producing these apples? Than you for your help!! Dianne
     

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    I am including a branch photo too
     

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    Sulev Active Member

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    Maybe Apple maggots (Rhagoletis pomonella) are damaging your fruits? I've heard, that this nuisance has transformed from hawthorn pest to apple pest (through some gene mutations) and its damages are expanding now in the NE part of USA.
    Previous owner possibly did some chemical treatment against that pest, so first year you had pestfree harvest.

    Read this:
    https://agsci.oregonstate.edu/sites/agscid7/files/horticulture/attachments/ec1633.pdf
     
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    Ron B Paragon of Plants 10 Years

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    If still interested in possible cultivar identification show photos of fully mature fruits cut in half. Even then nobody here will be able to tell what the aroma, flavor and juiciness levels are.
     
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    Thank you!
     

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