What you see: An apple with a soft brown area (or areas) on its surface.What it is: A bruised apple.Eat or toss: How bruised is the apple? An apple with a
Brown areas and little holes inside your apple
What you see: Areas of brown, dry-looking apple flesh; likely also some seed-shaped holes. What it is: Carbon dioxide injury. Eat or toss? This is not an
Sunken black spots on an apple’s skin
What you see: Dark, possibly black, sunken spots on your apple’s skin. What it is: Bitter pit. Eat or toss: Peel and eat! This disorder usually doesn’t go very
A rough brown band around apples
What you see: Rough brown skin forming a thick band that partially or entirely encircles the fruit. The apple is probably shaped a bit oddly too. What it is:
Why some apples are mushy & mealy (and how to save them!)
What you see/experience: An apple with an icky, sandy texture; it’s mealy. What it is: A mealy apple! It's been stored for a while and lost some of its moisture
Don’t be bitter about these dark, sunken spots on your apple. The rest is still sweet
What you see: Little, dark sunken spots on the outside of your apple; and/or brown spots just underneath the skin. What it is: Bitter pit, a defect caused by
What’s this scabby stuff on my apple?
What you see: Scab-like browning on apple skin. What it is: Apple scab! Eat or toss? Eat! Just cut away the area affected by the scab. This is a fungus that
My apple is covered in sooty spots
What you see: Black smudgy spots on apple skin. What it is: A fungus called sooty blotch. Eat or toss? Eat! You’re seeing a cosmetic issue, not anything that
Breathe easy. Those little speckles are supposed to be on your apple
What you see: Tiny dots all over the surface of your apple. What it is: Lenticels! These are tiny pores that apples use to breathe. Eat or toss? Eat! Why
Apple slices turned brown
What you see: Apple flesh that eventually turns brown after being sliced or bitten. What it is: Enzymatic browning! Eat or toss: Eat! When that tray of sliced
Should I cut off the brown streaks on my apple?
What you see: Rough, brown apple skin, particularly around the stem, sometimes descending down the fruit in lines. What it is: Russeting. Eat or toss? Eat!