Plant ID forum: Fruit tree

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Name: MystWolf
Mansfield, Tx (Zone 8a)
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MystWolf
Jul 15, 2014 9:14 AM CST
This is in our backyard. This is the first season it has produced fruit and we are unsure what it is. It looks like an apple, but the fruit is not getting any bigger. It remains green. Any ideas?
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Name: Tara
NE, Florida (Zone 9a)
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terrafirma
Jul 15, 2014 10:52 AM CST
I agree It does look like an apple...Maybe Granny Smith, or Golden Delicious?
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2014 11:07 AM CST
I don't know if they grow in your area but it looks like Apple (Malus pumila 'Golden Delicious') to me.
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plantladylin
Jul 15, 2014 11:09 AM CST
Here's the database link for Apple (Malus pumila 'Granny Smith')
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
North Fl. (Zone 8b)
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2014 8:10 AM CST
I agree it's an apple, one of the green ones, either granny smith or golden delicious. MystWolf, does it smell ripe?
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Name: MystWolf
Mansfield, Tx (Zone 8a)
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MystWolf
Jul 16, 2014 8:37 AM CST
flaflwrgrl said: I agree it's an apple, one of the green ones, either granny smith or golden delicious. MystWolf, does it smell ripe?


Im not sure. Ive never had an apple tree. How long does it take for an apple to ripen? They are about thw size of a lime right now, and have been for a while. None of the fruit seems to be getting very big Crying
Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2014 8:39 AM CST
Oh, okay, the size of a lime is certainly immature. I've never had an apple tree before either so can't say how long it will take or what time of year they mature. I would think around fall. I'm sure someone else will chime in who has apple growing experience.
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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flaflwrgrl
Jul 16, 2014 8:45 AM CST
I did a quick Google & it looks like Granny Smith are late ripening. Late September. And Golden Delicious are early to mid October.
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Name: Kent Pfeiffer
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Jul 16, 2014 10:49 AM CST

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I don't think it's a given that the apple is going to be a green or yellow type. It looks like an immature fruit to me and easily one of the multitude of red varieties. Or, it could be one of the green or yellow varieties, it's too soon to tell at this point.

Give it at least another month. You'll be able to tell when it's getting ripe. It will probably turn color, but even if it doesn't, it will soften a bit and you'll be able to smell that it's getting ripe. One thing to keep in mind, home grown apples are often quite a bit smaller than those sold in grocery stores. (they taste better, though). It also looks like a young tree, which usually means smaller fruit.

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