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    need some help with my apples, i have an apple tree, not sure what veriety, green apples, all the fruit have little brown spots all over and also what look like brown boils, whats wrong and how do i stop it for next year?

    also i have another apple tree that has in the past had extensive goat damage, its badly stunted and the apples are tiny and few, could i take a cutting?
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    Hi Yoanbob, not sure but the problem with your apples sounds like either bitter pit or scab or a combination of both. If the raised spots are rough & corky & there are also spots & rough patches on the leaves & branches it's probably scab. There are sprays you can get for this but I don't know if there is any organic alternative, scab thrives in damp wet weather which could be the problem. Bitter pit just seems to happen & makes the fruit inedible due to the brown bitter spots throughout the fruit & there's not much you can do about that although watering in summer & not pruning hard is supposed to help. Not sure about your other tree, you could always give it a go & see what happens.
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    thanks sue, will try to get other half to help me get a picture up, didnt water during summer so that might be it.
    hav'nt looked at the leaves that closley.
    the raised spots are rough and quite big compared to the little brown spots, will disect one tomorrow to see the inside damage.
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    disected some apples and there is nothing wrong with the inside at all, taste delicious.
    here are some pics of the problem, can anyone help?
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    Here's some picture's of the apples and there odd skin infection. Any thoughtd would be much appreciated.

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    I can't see any pics Yoanbob. Glad your apples are OK inside. As for your problems - well - I don't want to sound too pessimistic, but , in my experience, when trees have problems, you can prune them this way and spray them that way, but they still have the problem. If the apples are good, maybe you just have to accept that they don't look perfect. You can get that kind in the supermarket. Maybe someone else has a magic cure for them. Good luck and will watch with interest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yoanbob View Post
    Here's some picture's of the apples and there odd skin infection. Any thoughtd would be much appreciated.

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    It could be either Scab or Capsid damage. The favourite looks to be Capsiid Damage as Scab looks more Corky than that. It's caused by the little bugger biting the fruit when thay are small & then as the fruit expands the mark grows as well.

    Not sure how you can control this without spraying with something.
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    Got the pics now Yoanbob, so congrats on that. Still think what I thought before. If Nick is right (and he usually is - he is a Guru) and it is Capsid damage then your apples may be fine next year. At this stage in the proceedings I would just wait and see what happens next year, and enjoy what you have of this years crop.

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