Apple ID

Asked September 26, 2020, 2:14 PM EDT

I have a couple of old apple trees and would like to know what varieties they are. How do I find that out?

Linn County Oregon

1 Response

Greetings,

Thank you for reaching out to Extension. For an ID you need three "normal" apples with stem and leaves attached. The best identifiers we know are in the Home Orchard Society based in Clackamas area. If it is a heritage apple your chances are probably better than if it is a very new cultivar. Worldwide there are supposed to be about 5000 varieties. That being said grocery markets rarely have more than 5-6.

Visit: https://www.homeorchardsociety.org/. They can also guide you to more local identifiers if there are some.