Apple Identifiers at Apple Fest?
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My wife and I recently purchased a house in North Vancouver and inherited a wonderful, albeit old, apple tree in the back yard. I have diligently cared for the 'old gal' over the past few seasons and have managed to get her to bear fruit again. (last season I only had 4 or 5, this year I have over 20.) The apples are large, green/red, very sweet, juicy and are usually not ready for picking until late October early November. Would there be someone at the apple festival who may be able to identify the variety for us? (stupid question?) Brian Minter says trees so old should either be cut for fire wood or maintained for esthetic value. (I think she has more fruit left in her than he thinks!) I have been told with apples so delicious we should be looking into grafting to a younger tree.
Thanks for your time and info.