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    wayne is offline Seedling
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    Default apple tree with thornes

    has anyone ever seen or heard of an apple tree with long sharp thornes? it grows quite large red apples. i googled apple trees with thornes but i only found reference to crab apples having them and these are definately not crabs... there so red that the colour bleeds into the flesh from the skin. the original tree that mine came from was in someones back garden in the aston on clun (shropshire) area and was a hugh very old specimen, they didnt know what variety they were so can anyone enlighten me?

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    It could have been raised from a pip Wayne, & if the fruit the pip came from was made by pollenating an apple blossom with crab-apple pollen, then who knows what sort of mad hybrid it could be?!

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    It's not a Quince is it?? ( or a cross?)

    Mind you- the redness does suggest a crab apple as SarzWix suggests!
    Last edited by Nicos; 07-03-2008 at 09:23 AM.

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    im going to the lottie now so i'l take a piccy, its only a small graft about 3ft tall that i have there but might give you a better idea. the other trees are safe with my nan, we managed to get 5 clones off the tree before the whole orchard was removed by the new owners, i carnt help feeling i got something special here! but wish i knew a little more... cheers

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    do these snaps ring any bells?
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    Try the Brogdale site I think they have an ID area.

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    It might help to phone Ken Muir Nurseries. They are very well informed on rare apples.

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    From the photos it looks suspiciously like a quince.

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