Comments on: Apples- Watercore http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore Just another WordPress site Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:30:34 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.3.2 By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-353599 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 18:30:34 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-353599 Thanks for your question Alisha. I was working for the USDA when this decision was made. Fuji apple growers had asked the USDA to waive the defect “Invisible Water Core” from the Fuji variety because they felt they would never be able to market Fuji apples due to Invisible Water Core being such a common defect of that variety. The USDA listened and made their decision.

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By: Alisha http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-353589 Mon, 01 Feb 2021 16:16:11 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-353589 Why are Fuji free from being scored for invisible watercore?

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By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-316185 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:16:11 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-316185 Thanks for your question Joann. If I was to guess, I would say yes, since I have seen core breakdown develop following invisible watercore. For an answer from a pathologist who would probably know for sure I suggest you click on the link in the post and contact Washington State University. Please share your answer if you do follow up.

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By: Joann Dunlevey http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-316184 Sun, 03 Nov 2019 16:53:25 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-316184 Does invisible water core lead to core/brown rot and patulin formation?

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By: tyawman http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-153027 Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:05:07 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-153027 Sherri, thanks for your question. I’ve always heard that watercore is caused by growing conditions, so to duplicate watercore in future crops may be out of your hands. Fuji apples are susceptible to watercore, but again, not all Fujis will have watercore.

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By: Sherri Brown http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-143514 Mon, 17 Aug 2015 04:03:47 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-143514 A friend gave me some Kings off his tree several years ago. They had the most delicious candy spots in them. I went out and bought two King trees and planted them, only to learn that this wasn’t some special King apple trait or characteristic. So now I’m trying to find out how I can create this water core candy in my King apples. In reading, I find differing explanations for what causes this. I hope to find out how I can duplicate this and once again enjoy those most delicious candy apples!!

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By: sharon mcculley http://www.ipt.us.com/produce-inspection-resources/inspectors-blog/defect-identification/apples-watercore#comment-3237 Sun, 22 Dec 2013 18:03:15 +0000 http://ipt.us.com/?p=1249#comment-3237 I never considered it a “defect” in a apple. I have Fuji apples right now & all have a watercore, which is like having a hummingbird feeder in your apple. The apples are very sweet, firm & juicy. The watercore just adds to their appeal & taste..

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