What sort of apple?

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What sort of apple?

Post by cheshirepalms » Sun Oct 20, 2013 9:39 pm

I bought this apple tree very cheap 2 years ago and its the first time its produced fruit, trouble is it wasn't labelled, any ideas? It was very dull and green looking on the tree, but a quick wash and hey presto, couldn't even tell there was any red till then!
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Re: What sort of apple?

Post by Conifers » Sun Oct 20, 2013 10:59 pm

An orchard apple. :lol:

With thousands of named cultivars, identifying which it is from a single fruit is going to be impossible. Sorry!


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Re: What sort of apple?

Post by Mr List » Mon Oct 21, 2013 3:45 am

you should try and read about how certain types taste and make a guess yourself.

also where you bought it would make a big difference to what it would likely be


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Re: What sort of apple?

Post by Kristen » Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:38 pm

Not sure if you have, sadly, just missed it but there are Apple Days around the country, round about now, which have loads of varieties out for tasting and experts on hand to "Name" varieties that punters bring in.

Might be worth a google for Apple Day in your area in case there are still some coming up.
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Re: What sort of apple?

Post by DiCasS » Mon Oct 21, 2013 7:44 pm

It looks very tasty though CP icon_thumleft

Was watching a Year in Great Britain yesterday and they were harvesting the apples here in Hereford, not eaters but for Bulmers Cider. Not picking from the tree as I expected, but shook the trunk vigerously with a tractor attachment and all the apples fell off. First time I'd seen how they did it. It was amazing and took no time at all.

Next door they have an apple tree, some of its branches overhang our garden, and have never seen such a crop in the 16 or so years since I've been here. It's been a good year for apples/fruit here.

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Re: What sort of apple?

Post by Conifers » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:50 pm

DiCasS wrote:It looks very tasty though CP icon_thumleft
Looks very green and sour to me icon_aaargh


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