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Apple tree problem

hi all,  I am having a problem with my young Apple tree. It’s a Kidds Orange Red which I believe is a variety of Cox Golden Delicious according to the label. I have attached an image of the damage being caused to the young fruit and was wounding if anyone could shed light on the cause and possible solution 


  • BorderlineBorderline Posts: 4,700
    It looks like Codling moth damage. Have you sliced open the fruits. There’s usually tunnelling through the core area and sometimes you may see small caterpillars. See link below:

  • Hi Borderline, thank you for that.
    ive just got home and sliced one open and that’s exactly what it is.
    many thanks
  • ZeroZero1ZeroZero1 Posts: 577
    There is a codling moth trap available, it uses a sticky pad and a pheromone. We used this with some success. It's a small tent like structure which hangs from a branch. Perhaps too late for this year, but next....

    Other term is simply maggots
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