Apple Trees
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Harvesting apples

Zone Arlington, WA 98223. Pac NW | Anonymous added on August 31, 2018 | Answered

I have a old apple tree at our new home. Tree was professionally pruned last Feb.; it had been neglected for years. It has a nice crop of apples this summer (I did some thinning of fruit early on but should have done more). Am unsure as to variety of apples but they are mostly red with some green. Any ideas to what they are? It is almost Sept 1, 2017 & now I need to know when to harvest them. So far I have been picking up the "drops" (which have been about the size of a cue ball). Previous years crops have apparently been quite prolific albeit smallish apples. They seem to be disease free & few worms. I have done no spraying. Apples still on tree are getting to be of good size & they will make wonderful applesauce which is slightly tart ( I still do not add any sugar for canning or preserving. Any help you could offer would be appreciated. I will add that we live in the Pacific Northwest about 50 miles north of Seattle, WA

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    Downtoearthdigs
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    Answered on September 4, 2018

    It will be hard to pinpoint the exact cultivar of apple that is, however I can give you an article that will help you to determine when your apples are ready to harvest. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/apples/harvesting-and-storing-apples.htm

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