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Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Posted: Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:17 pm
by brainfogbetty
This apple tree was here when I moved here almost ten years ago.
The first few years, the apples never got red, and they were very
small. I thought it was a crab apple tree at first. The last three
years I've had nice apples come from it.

It's the weirdest looking apple tree I've seen.....but I don't know
much about apple trees. It doesn't look to have one main trunk,
but several small ones. The tree itself is kind of small.
I'm in lower Michigan.

Thanks.
B.

Here are some photos.

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Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:21 am
by PA_Docent
Nice pictures of your apple tree. Interesting blush on your fruit. Tell us more about the apple flavor, sweet or tart? Hard or soft flesh? Interested in knowing more!

Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 10:10 am
by brainfogbetty
The apples are mildly sweet and the skin is on the thicker side. The flesh is hard and tinged green. They have a very nice flavor. I made apple butter and apple sauce with them last year.

Some of the apples seem more round, and some seem more oblong.



Here are two more photo I took a few years ago.
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And a closer view of the leaves.

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Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:24 pm
by Hugh
Looks like Red Delicious. Thick skin, see description on this site, "The skin can be quite tough" http://www.orangepippin.com/apples/red-delicious

Also has the oblong look, see photo: http://naturallyhealthyandgorgeous.word ... us-apples/

Re: Help ID this apple/tree, please.

Posted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 7:30 am
by PA_Docent
I am in agreement with Hugh. Red Delicious is a common variety sold at hardware stores and nurseries. Glad you get apples off it and like them. brainfogbetty- Thank you for asking and posting more pictures. Mike