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  • Wormy apples in compost?

    Created by HF on

    I was given a box of fallen apples that are riddled with worm holes so badly that they are not usable. Can I compost the apples? I would not want to spread what has infected them. I do have my own apple tree and I wouldn’t want this to happen to it.

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    It if fine to compost the apples. Your compost pile should be hot enough that it would kill any pests or diseases.


    Eric Vinje


    Apples are perfectly fine to put in a compost pile or bin. Composting produces high temperatures which will exceed the acceptable range for the worms, thus killing the pest. Make sure to turn your pile often and keep it moist to ensure this process. I’ve included a link to a page that will help with what to use… or not!


    Happy growing!

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