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Can you ID?

Post by PSU4ME » May 11th, 2020, 5:49 pm

Is this an apple tree? It looks like it to me but I’ve never seen apples.


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Post by PSU4ME » May 11th, 2020, 5:51 pm

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Re: Can you ID?

Post by TimmyG » May 11th, 2020, 10:30 pm

Gravity appears sideways in your world.

The genus Malus is likely correct, although I'd wager crabapple given the leaf shape. Just see what forms for fruit later in the season.

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Re: Can you ID?

Post by bpgreen » May 12th, 2020, 2:43 am

Apple trees are not self pollinating (at least most aren't), so if it's an apple tree, you won't set gruit unless there's a pollinator nearby.

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Post by PSU4ME » May 12th, 2020, 7:32 pm

Ha, the darn site posts them sideways, I don’t know why.

It doesn’t have the jagged edges on the leaf but I would suspect crabapple. I have 3 other apple trees there that I planted myself so there are other pollinators. I’ll watch it this year again but it definitively had pollinators last year. Confuses me! This was a native tree when we bought the land.


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Re: Can you ID?

Post by TimmyG » May 15th, 2020, 12:03 am

That's a very good point about the leaves not having a serrated edge, or at least not seeming to, which crabapples do. But I'm not convinced. Try taking a closer look, maybe even getting some new pictures and posting them larger and upright. I think I see serration, but I'm done tilting my head.

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