Help IDing Apple Tree, Please

erikarochelle(6a)October 1, 2012

I bought a random unlabeled apple tree from a sale bin for $5 three years ago. It's finally produced one full-sized apple. Does anyone have any clue what variety this might be?

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erikarochelle(6a)

Side view.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 3:43PM
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johnthecook

The people who really know what they're talking about will say it's hard to identify by sight alone. But it looks alot like my Liberty apples. It's a macintosh relative with a little more tartness than macs. It could be another apple also.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 5:04PM
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marknmt

Definitely looks like it could be Liberty- That good, rich, deep red (almost black) recalls the heritage of Liberty apple. I think it is heavy in Macoun, Detroit Black, Fameuse- so dark on the outside, bright white on the inside (although often streaked with red inside in my experience.)

If it's really tasty and a mediocre keeper, ripens midseason and is remarkably disease free, but attracts codling moth, it could well be Liberty.

    Bookmark   October 1, 2012 at 8:17PM
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