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What variety of apple tree

Good morning everyone. I have recently moved house and have inherited a once loved garden which has sadly fell into disrepair. I'm determined to get her back up to her former glory. Within the garden I have a heavily laden apple tree but I do Not know the variety. Could you please help. I'd love to know if I'll be making apple. Pies next summer . 
Many thanks

Hayley


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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,243
    It will take a bit more than just an apple to identify a tree. Can you take a picture of the tree and a close-up of some of the foliage to help any apple aficionados on here. By their nature and plethora of varieties may be extremely difficult to find the exact variety...but at least it helps to know they're green 😉
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  • Thankyou George. I have added some extra images 
  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,243
    Good luck @hayleyfindon hope some member can help. 
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  •  to narrow the choices down can you try eating one of the apples, we'll be able to know better if we know its a cooking apple, a cider apple or a dessert apple.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,805
    To check whether the apples are ripe have a look at the pips ... ripe apples have dark brown pips 🍏 
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  • I'm afraid I can't help much with telling you if it's as cooking, desert or cider. But it tastes a lot like a granny Smith.

    Thanks for all your help so far 
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,805
    I thought it looked quite like a Granny Smith too. 
    Afraid you’re too late for the RHS Apple Days 
    https://www.rhs.org.uk/membership/rhs-gardening-advice/fruit-identification
    but maybe next year?

    There are usually other apple days through the autumn ... often at National Trust venues. Start Googling in August and you may find one near you. 
    😊 
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  • LiriodendronLiriodendron Scariff, County Clare, IrelandPosts: 6,990
    Some garden centres will have staff who are knowledgeable about fruit, who might be able to help.  If they taste a bit sour you could cook them anyway...
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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,065
    There is a lot of apple scab present on the tree and you can reduce that by raking-up the leaves once they have all fallen and disposing of them in your household waste (don't compost them.)  Fruit trees don't compete well with grass so, if you can, remove the grass in a circle of at least 1.5m diameter (larger if possible) and put down a couple of inches of well-rotted manure and/or garden compost which will also feed the tree, helping it to fight off the scab and produce a better crop. :)
    Some good info. here:

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