Bountiful cooking apple with a strange flesh inside
belinda.ahmedfamily Posts: 2
in Fruit & veg
These apples appeared ripe, the right skin colour and came off the tree with hardly a touch. However, upon cutting open then flesh has a huge amount of 'clear' patches....any ideas anyone? Can they be used or not? The apple tree is new this year and produced about 8 decent sized fruit.
Last edited: 13 September 2016 13:09:13
Look up 'watercore'. Prevalent around ripening time when weather's hot. Some varieties more susceptible. Heavy watering around August time would help. A bit late now, of course, but something to bear in mind for next year.
I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF WATERCORE OR SEEN IT IN ACTION SO THIS IS A FIRST FOR ME. MIND YOU, HOT WEATHER IS AS RARE AS HEN'S TEETH ROUND THESE PARTS.
HERE IS AN ARTICLE THAT SHOULD CHEER YOU UP. DO YOU LIVE IN JAPAN BY ANY CHANCE? IF SO, YOU ARE ON TO A WINNER.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
Thanks to you both! After reading your replies, they were made into a pie and totally delicious. It has been a hot summer down south, and STILL is ) With them being new trees and having some watering, but with their root systems not large I guess this was the reason. A delicacy in Japan ey......I've created something special !! LOL
Last edited: 14 September 2016 09:22:40