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 apple identification
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.