Silly Question

mjackson(7 NoVA)June 27, 2013

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.

thank you!

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Scott F Smith(6B/7A MD)

Hmm, I would say thats a pear tree. The fruits look apple-shaped but the leaves are very much looking like pear leaves.


    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 11:29AM
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john222-gg(Mississippi 8a/8b)

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.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 11:55AM
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dmtaylor(5a (WI))

Yeah, that's not an apple. I was thinking pear or quince.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 3:41PM
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mjackson(7 NoVA)

thank you, I knew the forums would solve the mystery.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 4:07PM
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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?

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 7:49PM
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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.

    Bookmark   June 27, 2013 at 10:24PM
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