Apples going rotten on tree

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Apples going rotten on tree

Postby James Bond » Sun Jan 13, 2013 4:36 pm

Hi, I have an apple tree that has been in the ground about 3 years. This year the apples have appeared at the end of long spindly branches which are bending down and almost touching the ground, and several of the apples are going partly rotten on the tree.

Is there anything that can be done to rescue this situation, or that I could do to improve next year's chances?


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Re: Apples going rotten on tree

Postby Temora140 » Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:27 pm

Put some rubber gloves on and pick all the dead apples, cut a couple open and see if there are any maggots inside, if so your fruit has been stung by fruit fly. You will probably lose most of your fruit. Place all of the fruit into a black plastic bag, tie the end up and leave out in the sun for a week or two then throw into your garbage bin.
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