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Apple identification - help needed!
Fri 17-Sep-10
3:47 pm
North Yorkshire


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I have a quite a large tree at the bottom of the garden completely laden with very small bright green apples.

People have suggested they are crabapples but after a bit of research I don't think they are! They are perfectly round and very green.

Would love to do something with these instead of shovelling them into the compost embarassed



Any suggestions folks?

Thanks big_hug

Fri 17-Sep-10
4:17 pm

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Have you tasted them, Sarah?

Even if they're not crab apples, surely you could still make apple jelly with them?

If they turn brown very quickly when cut, they are probably not quite ready.

Any possibility of a picture?

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Fri 17-Sep-10
7:35 pm
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We have a crab apple tree, Sarah, and they are very green and very round.

Like Val said, any chance of a photo?

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Thu 24-Nov-11
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Anyone wishing to identify an apple should look on the Internet for a local "apple identification day" probably not the right name but most areas will have one. In Lincolnshire there is a biannual one at Wragby. As there is literally thousands of different varieties this is the best way of finding out But not all are identifiable i.e. names have been lost in the mists of time. Some I am told are as local as being peculiar to a village? Also take into account a lot of apples will look identical to us amateurs I for instance did not notice for years that mixed in with a bramley orchard (4 trees) was a blenum Orange. A duel purpose apple, which is a cooker at the start and becomes an eater later in the year. JB

Thu 24-Nov-11
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That reminds me, I must remember next year when I uncover the trees from their winter coats to check the names on the tags and write them down in a book. Mind you I have difficulty deciphering Latvian handwriting at times whistle

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