Please help ID if this is bitter pit, brown spot or black spot.
We've had a lot of rain (15" for June and July) but I've also seen it in my orchard in years past when rain amounts were more normal.
The charcoal like smudges look like sooty blotch/flyspeck
The large spot appears to be apple scab? Bitter pit
usually does not show up until later in storage.
Agreed on sooty blotch,
the dark sunken spot with the black center doesn't look like scab to me (at least not the way I normally see it present)
It does look just like a type of rot we often get on our honeycrisps during wet years; but that normally shows up much later in the season....close to harvest.
I don't know the name for it, but generally the apples are still harvestable and we just cut out that section. It usually has well defined edges and a narrowing cone of mushy rotten apple extending down from the surface.
My experience with bitter pit is a tan "corky" area under the dimple in the skin, and a Spartan says it gets worse during storage.
Ok, I'm ruling out bitter pit. It has to be brown rot or black rot. I just don't know which and what can be done, if anything to prevent it.
Yes, I'm aware of the common sooty blotch and flyspeck.
Thanks for the comments.
Harvestman, c'mon, I know you know what this is!