WA 38 Common Defects and Unique Characteristics Near Harvest and During Storage
Written by: Ines Hanrahan, Executive Director, WA Tree Fruit Research Commission and Carolina A. Torres, Associate Prof., Endowed Chair in Tree Fruit Postharvest Systems, Washington State University. September 2020
WSU: Stefano Musacchi, Sara Serra, Kate Evans, Karen Lewis
USDA-ARS: David Rudell
WTFRC: Manoella Mendoza, Mackenzie Perrault
PVM: Jill Burberry
This guide was developed with a focus on defects typically observed in WA 38 to date. It does not consider some commonly occurring defects of all apples such as bruising or decay. Defects only observed under special laboratory conditions known to exacerbate symptoms have been omitted also.
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