Apple Identification

Asked September 11, 2018, 3:49 PM EDT

A client brought in this apple to be identified. They said it is growing in a wild area of their land and it is very sweet. Thank you in advance.

Alpena County Michigan

3 Responses

First guess is Idared, based on the pink overtones, but the sample is ripening a bit too early for this variety unless it is a stressed tree.

Other information that would help with identification is tasting. Idared would have soft flesh and taste somewhat like a Jonathan.

It could be a unique apple tree arising from a seed, and thus would have no name.

It has soft flesh, I can push my finger down with some slight pressure and put a dent in it.

This is consistent with Idared, but I won't be able to be more definite without tasting and handling a fruit.