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What Apple Is This? Identifying Apples in 2020

Illustration by John Bunker

Illustration by John Bunker

September 10, 2020

Wondering how to get an apple variety identified without having an in-person Common Ground Country Fair this year? John Bunker gives these directions: Email [email protected] or write to MEHO Apple IDs, P.O. Box 12, Palermo, ME 04354. Include your name, the location of the tree in question and two photos: one of the tree trunk at ground level from about 15 feet away and one of the tree as a whole from about 20 feet away. (You don't have to include photos of fruit.) The Maine Heritage Orchard folks will send you a questionnaire and your 2020 ID number. Return the questionnaire to them with four specimens from each variety. Read more in "What Apple Is This? Identifying Apples in 2020" in the fall issue of The Maine Organic Farmer & Gardener.

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