What is sunburn damage to apple fruit and how can it be prevented?

Apples September 03, 2011 Print Friendly and PDF


Sunburn damage is a skin discoloration of the exposed side of the fruit, and can be caused by several conditions. Sunburn can be prevented by cultural and chemical means. See this article on Sunburn of Apple for detailed information on symptoms and prevention.

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