SPECIMEN APPLES- Unique character

Limited quantities of mature picking apples have become available to us and they are beauties!  Calipers range from 3-8"!  These are at a northwest Oregon orchard and the fruit has occasionally been harvested by local cider companies.  Very tasty!

 Apple 'Red Baron'  specimen

Apple 'Red Baron'  specimen

 Apple 'Gravenstein'  specimen

Apple 'Gravenstein'  specimen

Most of these have unique, slightly slanted trunks giving each its own individual, yet similar, appearance.

 group of Apple 'Gravenstein'  specimens

group of Apple 'Gravenstein'  specimens

Some, like the Spartan, have smaller straighter trunks.

 Apple 'Spartan'  specimen

Apple 'Spartan'  specimen

Below is a 'Before & After' set of photos.  The 'After' shows a tree that has been pruned, lightly shaped/thinned and had most of the watersprouts removed. 

 Apple- before pruning

Apple- before pruning

 Apple- after pruning

Apple- after pruning