Can anyone help identify these two fruit trees?
jamiegardener Posts: 6
in Fruit & veg
I attach photos of two trees in my garden. I recently moved in and don't know much about fruit trees. Can anyone help identify what these are?
Three of the photos (one that looks like pears) those are two different types of fruits on the same tree? One side is the pear looking fruits and the other side is more of a cross between Apple/pear.
The other two photos are apples. Just not sure what they are?
Any help is appreciated.
top two are apples, bottom three are pears, the rounder looking pears will be a different variety than the long pears. apart from that i'm useless at varieties, but usually cooking apples end up being bigger than eating apples.
Thanks. So I am assuming all are edible once ripe? Great to get some more responses from anyone else that may know the kind/variety.
the first two photos of pears are conference pears, can be used for cooking or eating, the third photos of pear is definitely a different king of pear variety, are you sure it is from the same tree, try tracing a branch back and see where it goes, if not to it's own trunk then it must have been grafted onto a branch of the original tree (conference) to grow another variety aswell, although unlikely unless previous gardener was an expert in such things the first two apples look like james grieve/ braburn or similar eating apples.
to get good sized fruit worth eating/peeling, remove some of the growing fruits, leaving only two fruits per spur (where they grow from) and you should get something of a size worth picking, throw the removed ones on the compost.
Last edited: 01 August 2016 17:10:10
Thank you, that is great advice and something I was not aware of. Will go picking now as there are 5-6 apples on each spur. The pear tree is all on one. It isnt overly big so can easily see they go to the same trunk.
I hope these turn out well.
Your pear tree will be a 'family' tree with two (and possibly three) types grafted onto it. With some types of grafting (eg bud grafting) it's almost impossible to see where the nursery made the grafts once it is several years old. It's difficult to identify apple varieties but, if it's any help, my Cox's Orange Pippin fruits look identical to yours at the moment.
Thanks. Very intrigued to see where they get too as had no idea these were here when we moved in.
You may be able to get the types identified at an RHS apple day in October. They are run at most of the RHS gardens