Scrubbing apples sucks.
I just scrubbed 40 pounds of Goldrush apples. They were nearly black with sooty blotch and/or flyspeck or a combination of both. I've picked 200 pounds of various other apples so far this season. The early apples didn't suffer from the sooty blotch/flyspeck affliction so there was no issue there. Other varieties like Blacktwig and Liberty seem to be near immune to it so no issue there. Other varieties had it but not that bad so we just ate them as they were, I know sooty blotch and flyspeck is pretty harmless to ingest. But the Goldrush was just plagued with it. What do the commercial orchards do to deal with this? The local Raleigh Farmer's Market has dozens of vendors selling Goldrush (among many other varieties) all NC grown, and they don't have the faintest sign of sooty blotch and flyspeck. How do you prevent it? I've asked this question here before and no one had anything to say. There has to be someone that knows!