How apples get frost ring “Frost ring” occurs early in an apple’s life, when apple trees are blooming and teeny tiny apples are just starting to grow.
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
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 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
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
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
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
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!