I just moved into a house with a couple of apple trees in the yard. The
apples are light greenn, approximately golf ball size, and incredibly sour.
Too sour to eat off of the tree.
Location is Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Any idea what kind of apples these are?
Very hard to determine based on your limited revelations. The size of the apple
may be a clue to the possibility that this is a crab apple tree. The only apple
of that is so small is a Pitmastin Pinneaple, but that one is sweet and
7h3_n3ck firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Dirr: Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: "If fruit is 2 inches in diameter or
less, it is a crabapple. If the fruit is larger than 2 inches, then it is
classified as an apple." A golf-ball sized fruit would be a crabapple.
John Henry Wheeler
USDA Zone 7
I have an apple tree in the back yard that produces small apples which
redden in the fall and look like a small macintosh apple. The largest are about
the size of a tennis ball. The tree is very productive -- although it
is not even ten feet tall I got 20 shopping bags full of apples off
it one year. This year it did not produce -- but this is only the
third time in twenty years here that it didn't. I don't know the type
of tree -- other than 'apple'! I do know it is not a crabapple.
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I think the bottom line is that the trees are seedlings that just came
up on their own. Are the trees growing in a location where they were
obviously planted by a human or are they in an odd location along an
edge where they might have come from a tossed apple core or seeds
dropped by an animal?
If they appear to be planted, maybe someone tried growing their own
apples from seed or maybe they were store bought trees that had the tops
damaged and the root stock sprouted up from below.
If you are wanting a variety name, I'm sure there is none. Nobody would
name and sell an apple variety with the qualities you described.
Crabapples aren't ripe until after the first frost - and
then its time to make wine.
On Mon, 31 Jul 2006 05:05:52 GMT, in calgary.general
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