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You apple-bearing, son-of-a-what?

I have a bush in my back yard. It's pretty tall, I'd say about 7 ft. It has short, straight thorns on it. It is a bush and not a tree and it bears these small, green apples with a little blush of red. I have two of them that I found on the whole bush so far. I've tried to look it up somewhere and I see people talking about crabapple, thornapple, quince, and a couple others. Looking them up online, the pictures of these do not match the bush. Can anyone help?

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Hawthorn? (Crataegus spp.) They're common and popular landscaping trees and shrubs.

For me, thornapples are Datura, and that's not what you've got.

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any chance of a pic? how does the fruit taste?

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are the blooms red?
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Yep, I'm thinking hawthorn also. I'm growing Shipova, a pear x hawthorn. May have fruit for the first time this year.

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hey eric, my understanding is that shipova is actually pear x whitebeam (a kind of mountain ash)...not that this changes anything about growing them...

i've got one too, but it's in a pot 'cause we're gonna have to move soon.

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:oops:

I knew it was Whitebeam. I should have confirmed my hawthorn thinking. Funny thing is I brought it up at my brother's last night and he didn't correct me. :lol: He usually catches these things.


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im going to say chaenomeles, google chaenomeles fruit. a nice thick, thorny shrub that occasionally fruits what looks to be small apples.
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eric! thanks for the picture!

i like the documentation that shipova can be grafted onto OHxF rootstock (which i already have)...in a few years, i will have considerably more than one shipova...nice.



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