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Silly Question

Posted by mjackson 7 NoVA (My Page) on
Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 8:42

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

Scott


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RE: Silly Question

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.


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


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


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  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 19:49

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?


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  • Posted by eboone 6a - SW PA (My Page) on
    Thu, Jun 27, 13 at 22:24

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.


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