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Tree ID_What type of Apple?

 
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I came across this really intense flavored apple which to me tastes like a black cherry!
It'd be really nice to know what kind it was. Anyone have suggestions? see pic.
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No idea what you've got there, but I'd love to root a cutting or bud graft onto one of my existing apple trees!

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Here is a good search for some common varieties:

http://www.applename.com/id.aspx

Once you narrow it down, look at outer and inner pictures to see if there is a match.

My first guess would be Jonathon, Stayman, or Winesap
 
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It could also be one of a kind apple. It looks like an old-ish tree. If it was grown from seed without grafting, it could be a variety that has yet to be named. Most apples before prohibition were for cider, and therefore didn't need to be specific varieties.

I can't see in the photo if it has a graft on the trunk.
 
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^that would be rather cool.

You could call it the Vath-ple, or vapple lol
 
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I'm curious how hard/crisp this apple is, and where it's growing. All I can see is that it is in the US.

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Thanks for the amazing website Eric on apple identification I'm looking into it now.

This tree was found in Northwest Pennsylvania, Hardiness zone ~5,
I harvested them late September, I picked some ripe from the tree, many were already on the ground (those went to the chickens)

Thekla, I don't consider myself knowledgeable with apples but, I'd say the texture is 'medium', not really crisp nor mushy.

Here is another pic showing more detail of the apple:
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Hi Jason,

Texture medium you say. Is it possible the apples are a touch past prime? I have an apple tree - well I have several - and with the one, I notice the apples are getting softer, flavor still great, and plenty still hanging on the tree, but a little softer. This might also be true of your find. Either way, I believe the flavor would be worth the lack of crispness.

I just took a look at the apple ID website. It looks like I'll have to get some apple vocabulary before I can ID my mystery apple.

Thekla
 
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