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what's wrong with my apple?

fickle Oct 9, 2012 12:37 PM

Any thoughts on what's happening in the middle of my apple here? It was the only one like this in a basket full of northern spies. First time I've seen something like this in any apple!

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    andieb RE: fickle Oct 9, 2012 12:40 PM

    It looks like it may have frozen in the center...

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      chefj RE: andieb Oct 9, 2012 05:41 PM


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        andieb RE: chefj Oct 10, 2012 07:05 AM

        I wouldn't know how, but it looks somewhat like when a cuke freezes. It's the same appearance..

    2. Veggo RE: fickle Oct 10, 2012 07:19 AM

      I watched a news segment last night concerning freezes during apple blossoming season in much of North America last spring. The harvest will be low this year, and apple prices may spike as much as $1/lb. Perhaps yours are displaying wounds from earlier in the year.

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        Sra. Swanky RE: Veggo Oct 10, 2012 07:36 AM

        Definitely a possibility, Veggo- this freezing during apple blossoming season affected my area. It stinks - and it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the apple. A few orchards near me couldn't offer pick-your-own this year because of it. Apple cider is going for $8 a gallon in my area. Ouch! At least the pumpkins are safe!

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        beevod RE: fickle Oct 10, 2012 07:34 AM


        1. DuchessNukem RE: fickle Oct 10, 2012 07:41 AM

          Sugar core?

          Edited to add:

          Found a pic of sugar core/honey core:


          Basically a change in the starch storage, if I understand correctly. Doesn't affect eatability.

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