It could be a bit of mould on a leaf or a bit of bitter pit
on the apple, but by and large apple trees are robust.
Stolp says there were some exceptions, such as cases of bitter pit
in storage for some varieties.
2006) was clearly an exploratory analysis that was conducted to identify the response variables (nutritional attributes) that contributed most to discriminate the bitter pit
severity degrees in apple culture.
AppleGenie aims at new scientific knowledge and technology for assessing the physiological status of apple orchards as a means to overcome two major burdens for apple growers and fresh chains: Ineffective thinning programs for crop load management; and Bitter pit
The results indicated that apple cultivar Red delicious has good quality attributes, whereas cultivar Royal gala has the lowest incidence of bitter pit
during prolong storage.
We are already working on finding physiological solutions to issues like bitter pit
in current apple varieties with the gene-based information available to us and lay a foundation for improved varieties in the future through generation of sports (mutations) and breeding," Dhingra said.
Honeycrisp is a high value crop but it is susceptible to the Calcium disorder, bitter pit
A YOUR apples have bitter pit
, by the sounds of it.
Mourners who packed into Holy Trinity Parish Church in Portrush, Co Antrim, heard how Guy Harper's death had plunged the community into "the bitter pit
of grief and anger".
Sprays of calcium chloride or calcium nitrate reduce damage from bitter pit
, scald and internal breakdown.
Drought combined with a calcium deficiency in the soil can cause bitter pit
in apples and blossom-end rot in tomatoes and peppers.
This very cost-effective technique developed by Agricultural Research Service scientists at Wenatchee, Washington, reduces incidence of bitter pit
, cork spot, alfalfa greening, and internal breakdown - four quality factors that render some apples and pears unmarketable.