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could anyone identify these apples?

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 3:48 am
by nyree
Hello
attached are photos of a small, apple-like fruit growing on a tree in Southern France - Could anyone suggest what variety they might be and if they are edible?

Many thanks
Nyree

Re: could anyone identify these apples?

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:00 pm
by dmtaylor
Looks like medlars, which are not apples but very closely related. I have never tasted them myself, but based on what I have read they are delicious. You cannot eat them like an apple but rather you need to let them age for a few weeks. After they turn to mush they are supposed to taste sweet like applesauce. I would love to taste them someday.

Re: could anyone identify these apples?

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:10 pm
by nyree
Yes, that's exactly what they are - Google confirms this - thanks SO much for your help

Nyree