Apple Scab Infections to Date
Posted: March 29, 2012
The first infections often occur on the leaves surrounding flower buds. Dull, olive green areas visible on the undersides of leaves are the first evidence of the disease. As the lesions (infected areas) become older, they assume a definite outline as olive-green or brown circular spots. Leaves are susceptible to infection for about 5 days after they unfold. Severe early leaf infection can result in dwarfed, twisted leaves, which may drop later in the season. Early infection may occur on the calyx (blossom end of the fruit) or on the pedicel (fruit stem). Severe pedicel infection results in fruit drop. Fruit may become infected at any time in its development.