Yard and Garden: Apples with Blemishes

AMES, Iowa – Apple trees are a treat in a home garden, but they are susceptible to a variety of diseases. One of the most common problems of apples in Iowa begins to show up about this time of year – sooty blotch and flyspeck fungi. Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach identify several causes of apple blemishes and how to reduce their presence. To have more questions answered, contact Hortline at hortline@iastate.edu or call 515-294-3108.

What are the black spots and blotches on my apples? 


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