What kind of apple is this?

Asked September 2, 2015, 12:16 PM EDT

We bought a property with fruit trees - apples, pears, apricots, cherries. How do I find out what kind of apples (and the others) they are? Can't seem to find and on line key. I have add biology and can key out all the Oregon wide flowers to genus species but I can't find an on line key for fruit trees. Do you where I might find one. Thank you!

Marion County Oregon

1 Response

Hello:

I am not aware of any keys for identifying fruit cultivars. Identifying apples is quite difficult as there are so many, but the Home Orchard Society does offer this as a service at their annual All about Fruit Fair, held Oct 17-18 at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Oregon City. I would suggest taking the fruit to them as your best bet in putting a name on that apple cultivar.
http://www.homeorchardsociety.org/events/