Can someone please tell me if this is indeed an apple tree and if so would anyone know which variety? The picture was taken in Augusta, GA.
Hmm, I would say thats a pear tree. The fruits look apple-shaped but the leaves are very much looking like pear leaves.
looks like a quince to me . They have pear looking leaves. If you wait till it gets ripe and it is still so sour it puckers your mouth it is a quince. Goes good in jellies if it is a quince.
Yeah, that's not an apple. I was thinking pear or quince.
thank you, I knew the forums would solve the mystery.
You consider that solved? What fruit would you say it is after the advice to date?
If you just showed the fruit I think most would say apple. I've never seen a fruit that looked so much like an apple that wasn't.
The vertical striping is pretty strange.
I agree with Scott that the shiny, waxy quality of the leaves looks like pear.
The fruit stems seem unusually long and thick.
That doesn't look at all like a quince to me.
Can you show a picture of the whole tree?
If it has an abundance of fruit, cut one open and smell and taste it. And post a pic of the fruit cut in half.