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misshapen apple fruits forming

TJ666TJ666 Posts: 18

I have a few young apple trees of different varieties. 3 of them are developing misshapen fruits, visible mostly on the larger  fruit.  I thought might be bitter pit, but they are young trees ( all less than 7 years old) and I'm on clay / chalk.

Any ideas ?  There are lots of fruit, this year.



  • Dave MorganDave Morgan Posts: 3,123

    Could be rosy apple aphids or capsid bugs.

    Have a look at the RHS site pics and see if there is something similar.

  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 21,565

    Possibly imperfect pollination, especially if the affected fruits are all at about the same stage of development.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • TJ666TJ666 Posts: 18

    Thanks, that rhs link is great.  I did try searching the rhs site before but didn't find that page).

    It most looks like rosy apple aphid damage (although doesn't have that protrusion effect at the flower end).  I have had problems with aphids on my espaliered apples, which I have mostly ignored.  I better find our about whats the best winter wash (I've never used them before)

    I couldn't get images of poor pollination in apples.

    Thanks again

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