Can you ID this apple?

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burningdust
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Can you ID this apple?

Post by burningdust » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:14 pm

I purchased a home that had 3 large apple trees in the backyard. To my surprise the late summer harvest yielded large juicy, tasty apples. I have yet to identify the breed.
The apples are smooth on the bottom, quite round ranging from the size of a baseball to a grapefruit, a noticeable red striping (almost blotching) colour on top of a primarily green skin, white flesh (sweet slightly tart) taste almost like a Gala, bit of a pear after-taste..

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Any ideas??

burningdust
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Re: Can you ID this apple?

Post by burningdust » Mon May 16, 2011 11:56 pm

Over 525 views and no one knows what kind of apple this is??? :(
Alright, am I missing info that would be helpful?

sandra
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Re: Can you ID this apple?

Post by sandra » Tue May 17, 2011 11:29 am

Beautiful photos, burningdust.

The apple could be one of a few different varieties, howsoever. Have you asked any of the local growers in your area? How about the program staff at your nearest university extension?

Best that I can do at this time is to post some leads that might help you :)

From our Great Neighbour to the North, try one of the links at this website.

From the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers Ass'n:

Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association
Unit 105, 355 Elmira Rd. N.
Guelph, Ontario N1K 1S5

Tel: 519-763-6160
Fax: 519-763-6604
Email: info[at]ofvga.org



Perhaps someone at the Michigan Apple Association and/or the Michigan Apple Committee might point you in the right direction:

Michigan Apple Association.com
Michigan Apple Association
13105 Schavey Rd., Ste. 2
DeWitt, MI 48820
(800) 456-2753

Denise Donohue, Executive Director
denise@michiganapples.com



Michigan Apple Committee
13750 S. Sedona Parkway, Suite 3
Lansing, MI 48906

Toll Free: (800) 456-2753
Phone: (517) 669-8353


Closer to New York? Try that state's apple association:

New York Apple Association
7645 Main Street - P.O. Box 350
Fishers, NY 14453-0350

Phone: (585) 924-2171
Fax: (585) 924-1629

Again, I can not recommend highly enough the experienced staff members from the nearest university ag programs and extensions. Tell us where you are located and I would be glad to narrow down options by posting location-specific contact information and links.

burningdust
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Re: Can you ID this apple?

Post by burningdust » Tue May 17, 2011 11:34 am

Hi Sandra,

Thank you so much for your kind comments and suggested resources. I'll definitely be doing some further research!

Thanks again,
BD

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Re: Can you ID this apple?

Post by appledude » Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:44 pm

burningdust wrote:Over 525 views and no one knows what kind of apple this is??? :(
Alright, am I missing info that would be helpful?
Those super short stems make me think Macintosh. Good in their season, but don't keep very well. Another sign of Macs is that they push themselves right off the fruiting spurs, creating dropped apples on the ground.

October sound about right for that apple?

Whatever, those are beautiful looking apples!

And if they are Macs, you should be getting super heavy crops one year, and nothing the next. Macs are notorious for that. Also called "alternate bearing". One can learn to thin out the apples every spring to ensure a crop every single year.

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