Need help with apple ID


#1

Recently found a very old apple tree on an abandoned homestead in Central Washington. Does anyone recognize the variety?


Abandoned apple orchard. Gravenstein or Wealthy?
#2

Take a bite and tell us if it’s sweet.


#3

It was very tart, but it’s early in the season, and it may not have been ripe.


#4

You can tell if the apple was ripe by the color of its seeds. If the seeds were dark brown, the fruit was ripe.


#5

I would suggest that you look into Wealthy, which would be a good thing if that’s what you have.


#6

looks like a duchess of oldenberg which i believe is a a sauce/ baking apple.


#7

Gravenstein? Could be wealthy too.


#8

And Duchess is very tart and ripe August
so that fits.


#9

Gravenstein edges out Wealthy by a bit to me, but it could be either. Those were both popular old apples so it is likely to be one of those two.