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Strange apple trees
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christy    Posted 07-13-2002 at 19:21:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
what kind of apple tree is very tall, with branches, leaves, and apples close to the tree rather then full like most apple trees ive seen, im very curious..we moved to the country and we have this tree in our back yard..thanks

Greg VT    Posted 07-14-2002 at 08:24:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
Found a wild apple tree behind our place thats about 4" wide at the base and 35'-40' tall with very few branches on the bottom 20' of the trunk. It's amazing how they will adapt when they have to compete with mature Hemlocks and White Pines for sunlight. Found it in a spot where the deer like to bed down after feeding on my garden and the apples around it. One of the lazier ones musta figured he start his own orchard...

Hogman    Posted 07-14-2002 at 08:24:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
This is a shot in tha dark but from tha shape, it "could' be Arkansas Black. You did'nt say what color They were, AB's are red, not black and have a waxy coat on em when ripe. One of tha greatest apples ever in My HO,Great keeper. On tha other hand if it puts out "TONS&TONS" it might be a (DELETED) type.
Would reccamend checkin with Grover on that'un!

Christy    Posted 07-14-2002 at 08:56:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
they are not red yet..but would they be in july? they are all green right now...thanks for your reply

Hogman**MABE    Posted 07-15-2002 at 00:20:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Since You said the branchs grew upright and close to the trunk,this is the configuration of ARK Blk according to My "not" infallible memory...

Salmoneye    Posted 07-14-2002 at 03:44:35       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Sounds like someone planted a tree and just never pruned or shaped it.
The 'full' apple trees you are used to seeing are the result of years of pruning and shaping.
Next february, get your self out there with some loppers and go to town...

Christy    Posted 07-14-2002 at 08:57:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
call me stupid, but whats a lopper?

Salmoneye    Posted 07-14-2002 at 11:11:47       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Sorry...may be a local thing.
Um...Pruners...bout 3 foot handles and will cut your big toe off quick, so be careful...


Les    Posted 07-13-2002 at 19:27:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Are you sure it's not just a wild one?

Christy    Posted 07-13-2002 at 19:45:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
well it has tons of apples on it...wild apples? its not crab apples either..they are normally sized apples..

DeadCarp    Posted 07-13-2002 at 20:17:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Try the texture, color and taste and compare to what's in the store. They sell 6 or so varieties now. Maybe that will tell you.

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