Pretty little Apple ID

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  1. SURGICAL GRADE

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    This tree started dropping this past week. The apples have very little if any disease/ pest issues.

    The tree itself has been through a lot the last few years- it was originally an old homestead that was converted to sprawling outdoor mall, and every existing tree/ plant was removed and “landscaped.”

    However, presumably because it was producing and they developed a soft spot for it, they left this single apple tree at the entrance. It has to be self-fertile, as there aren’t any other apple trees around. Some of the leaves show minor Rust spots, but nothing significant.

    Any ideas as to what it might be?


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    Looks like my Myers Royal Limbertwig.

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    Man that really looks like it might be! Many thanks


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    After looking at it, it has to be a royal limbertwig. Uncanny similarity. I’m going to have to try my hand at grafting for this old warrior. To survive what it has and to continue to produce as well, I’ve been impressed to say the least.


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    I'm still waiting for my first big crop from my MRL tree. It probably has 15 apples this year and maybe 10 last year. The tree is plenty large enough to do more than that. It is probably 10 years in the ground and has been growing good.
     
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