UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research
Join Date: Aug 2003
Re: What kind of apple tree do I have?
Identification of apple varieties is very difficult. It may be possible for someone to make a good guess based on the most commonly planted varieties (assuming you have one of those.) But there are many varieties and it's not usually that easy. Experts would need to examine several fruit from the tree (usually at least 5 requested) and they usually want to see a cross cut of the fruit. There will be apple experts at the UBC Apple Festival. If you can bring in some fruit, you would have a good chance for ID. The event will be held Oct. 16-17 this year. http://www.botanicalgarden.ubc.ca/events/applefest.php
Eric La Fountaine