Brown rot

Turn your back for a minute and look what happens:

 
I believe the culprit is brown rot, which apparently sets in after the fruit has been damaged by a bird or insect. So, the pictured apple has now been removed, though it looks like it could be joined by another.

Oh dear…. After all the trouble I took to keep the aphids off the tree. However, so far there are still 10 healthy apples which may prove to be ready to pick. So, I’ll assess the one I’ve taken off this evening for ripeness and take it from there.

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About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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10 Responses to Brown rot

  1. Kalamain says:

    Ooops.
    At least you still have other fruit coming along.

  2. Enjoy those gooduns Helen 🙂

  3. streepie says:

    We usually cut the damaged parts out and eat the rest 😉

  4. andy1076 says:

    Dang it! nature gets into everything eh?

  5. thank you for sharing have a blessed day Helen

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