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: Rough, pockmarked plum skin with sunken areasWhat it is: Dehydration and pitting probably caused by poor storage; this plum may have also suffered
What you see: A dark, scratched-out-looking spot on your grapefruit. What it is: Probably an injury from the harvest process. Eat or toss? Eat! As long as
What you see: A scarred ring around the bottom of your tomato What it is: The scarring is a condition called “catfacing,” which is common in some heirloom
What you see: Light brown scars on the peel, in a pattern something like broken lace. What it is: Wind scar. Eat or toss? Eat! This is only a superficial
What you see: An odd brown pattern on the outside of a pear. What it is: Russeting, a harmless response to water, frost and other environmental conditions. Eat
What you see: A big scar on your eggplant What it is: A healed injury Eat or toss? Eat! Cut off the scar if you’re worried about texture, but this is only the
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!