bitter pit

noun

Definition of bitter pit

: a nonparasitic disease of the apple, pear, and quince of uncertain etiology but suspected of being caused by upset in the water balance between leaves and fruit and producing spots of dead brown tissue in the flesh of the fruit and discolored depressions on its surface

called also Baldwin spot, stippen

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“Bitter pit.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bitter%20pit. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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