Types of apple trees

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Marie McConn asked 10 years ago

We have three cooking apple trees, all 70 to 80 years old. I was always told they were Bramleys, but the fruits on each are clearly different from each other. I was wondering if you could help me to identify them from the photo. Left to right, 2 apples per tree. Tree 1, all the fruits are deep red, most are quite small. Tree 2, green with most having reddish stripes, tend to be large, some are huge. Tree 3 yellowish-green with few if any having red in them, medium in size.

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Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
It is difficult to tell old apples, but the one in the middle is the most typical of ‘Bramley’s Seedling’. The one on the left may be ‘Grenadier’ which was popular, and the red one may be ‘Blenheim Orange’, an old red variety.