Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

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Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Fri Aug 10, 2012 9:13 am

I only have one apple remaining on my Ananas Reinette and have been keeping a close eye on it. Ananas Reinette is one of the best growers in my home orchard (least amount of issues) but wondering what this new indication that I observed yesterday for the first time. The skin has grey spots that are pin head in size and cover the entire surface of the apple. The grey spots do not look like fire blight and does not resemble Apple Scab, Powdery Mildew, Black Rot, apple rust. So far this disease has only affected the apple, not the wood or leaves.

I have not sprayed this tree with anything this year; only have a red sticky ball near it covered with bugs (!). It gets full sun. It has been more humid the past week here in southern PA. The tree has had ample water to support growth. I have a ground cover of cut grass out 5' from the trunk. No other plant in the orchard has this indication.

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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by appledude » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:28 pm

Is it possible that these dots are lenticils?

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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Fri Aug 10, 2012 5:51 pm

I doubt they are lenticils; not enough spots!. There are about 50 grey spots and were not on my apple all season during it's development. The grey spots have not multiplied or enlargened. Will just have to wait and see if anything else happens and pray that my single apple makes it to September/October.
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Wed Aug 15, 2012 1:35 am

For the time being, it looks like the spots have not multiplied. The spots have grown to about 2mm in diameter but seems to have stopped. I checked the pictures of the Ananas Reinette on the OP website and it looks similar to the bottom center of the first photograph so I guess that it is normal growth!
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:43 am

Update: My only Ananas Reinette apple "dropped" off the tree on Monday, 29 August 2012 by the time I had returned from work. This was the first and only apple in my two year orchard this year. It was small and heavily mottled. It was sweet and tangy. In the future when the tree is more mature and producing more, perhaps it will resemble more the description here, and my opinion will change?

I shall post pictures of the apple in another day or two.
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Tue Sep 04, 2012 1:52 am

this is a picture of my first Ananas Reinette apple. It was dense, squat circluar in shape, sweet/tart, and agreed that it is an apple worth keeping. It measured about 2 inches or ~5cm in diameter. Dropped off the tree on 29 August 2012.

My icon was taken while the Ananas Reinette was flowering earlier this year.
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:15 am

I spoke with Trees of Antiquity where I purchased this tree. The owner informed me that at least this tree bears smaller fruit when it is young. As the tree matures the fruit should be normal size (about 10cm diameter).
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:01 am

I am wondering and if anyone knows, please share. In the picture of the cut apple, what are the small yellow dots seen between the core and the skin? I see this in all apples.
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Mon Sep 10, 2012 2:42 am

I am finding it difficult (online) to locate any information about the faint yellow dots between the core and the skin of the apple. I see these dots on all the apples I eat from the store and orchard. Next time I go to the orchard will ask there. Any ideas?
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Re: Help! Small Grey spots on my Ananas Reinette fruit

Post by PA_Docent » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:58 am

Finally found a site that describes/pictures a dissection of an apple:

http://appleparermuseum.com/AppleAnatomy.htm

Thanks Apple Parer Museum and Mike Viney
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