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Old 05-25-2012, 08:14 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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Default Gala apples bruised inside?

I had two Gala apples this week. Thought it was just a one time when I cut open my Gala apple the beginning of this week to see brown bruise marks in various spots. Then today, I cut open another Gala apple and see the same thing. Anyone else notice this?
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Old 05-25-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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You do realize those apples have been sitting in storage since last Fall if they are a USA product.

That is the flesh decomposing.
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:00 AM
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I also realized that we still have to buy the last year crop.
The apples right now are going bad really fast. Some are very soft, and many are brown inside.
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Old 05-25-2012, 06:33 PM
 
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Not just Gala apples....ALL of them are "iffy" right now....yes...they have been in storage since last fall!
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Yes; storage and sometimes it's the sugar's beginning to rot away. And sometimes being in cold storage they have been subject to very cold temp's and have frozen.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:50 PM
 
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Cut the spots off, they'll be just fine.
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Old 05-28-2012, 05:49 AM
 
Location: EPWV
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When I wrote the first post I should have said what looks like
brown streak marks throughout the inside. The outside was fine
and they did smell ok, I was just surprised by the inside because
I didn't recall the one I had sometime before looking quite like
that.
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Old 05-28-2012, 06:21 AM
 
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I had two Gala apples this week. Thought it was just a one time when I cut open my Gala apple the beginning of this week to see brown bruise marks in various spots. Then today, I cut open another Gala apple and see the same thing. Anyone else notice this?
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Originally Posted by cat1116 View Post
When I wrote the first post I should have said what looks like
brown streak marks throughout the inside. The outside was fine
and they did smell ok, I was just surprised by the inside because
I didn't recall the one I had sometime before looking quite like
that.
There are a lot of bugs and caterpillars that can cause damage to the flesh of fruits like apples. You might see this more often with organic apples since many apple growers use a while arsenal of sprays to keep the pest numbers down. The most recent pest that has hit fruit growers is an imported and fast spreading stink bug. It cuts into the fruit to feed and sometimes leaves ugly scars but sometimes only a tiny blemish on the outside, but inside turns brown.

http://entomology.tfrec.wsu.edu/pear...kbug_apple.jpg

Apple Damage | Organic Management of Brown Marmorated Stink Bug


They have spread to all of the apple growing states and also are problems for all sorts of fruits and veggies. I don't think it will do any harm to eat but you can always cut out the parts that don't look good to you as asitshouldbe said.
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Northern CA
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Originally Posted by cat1116 View Post
When I wrote the first post I should have said what looks like
brown streak marks throughout the inside. The outside was fine
and they did smell ok, I was just surprised by the inside because
I didn't recall the one I had sometime before looking quite like
that.
My apple tree produced apples with the same problem. I looked on the web, and it sounds like what they call brown rot. It does not mean they are old. I believe it's a bug. The tree is again loaded this year, hopefully it was a seasonal thing, or I'm going to have to do something. We don't use chemicals of any kind.
I too have bought them in the store that way, it's very disappointing, because you can't tell from the outside. I think we have better luck buying organic, but it's not a sure thing.
Safeway will cut one open for you, if you ask, before you buy.
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:00 PM
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It is disappointing, because fruit is not cheap, and what you get is already rotting from the inside.
I agree some fruit, especially peaches are stored in super cold. They feel almost frozen. Sure not good for the fruit flesh. If the temperature is too low the produce will be damaged, and also as soon as the produce leaves the cold store, deterioration starts again and often at a faster rate.

Links about fruit disorders:
http://www.hortnet.co.nz/publication...ts/hfinall.htm
http://www.caf.wvu.edu/kearneysville/wvufarm8.html
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