What fabulous apples are these?

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    Possibly moving soon and was down today looking around the garden of the house. I found a fabulous espalier apple tree with loads of huge very pink apples lying around it. Anybody know what kind it is? If I do move there I want to keep that plant in first class condition.
     

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    I'm guessing Pink Lady or Jonagold. :)
     
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      Sheal is this rare to have apples growing like this? Are these rare or unusual apples? Will I be able to keep them? LOL questions questions. I think the house has been empty a couple of months at least and theres loads of apples lying around there.
       
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        Think they are a wee bit more like Pink Lady but will go back down tomorrow and get a better pic.
         
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          Cut one open, is the flesh pink?
           
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            Will do tomorrow when I go down there pete. I never in my life saw or heard of pink apples- this is amazing :biggrin:
             
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              I thought all Pink Lady were imported. As I understand it they need a long hot growing season so unlikely to do well in the UK. It must be another variety, and identifying them needs an expert. The RHS have apple identification days usually at this time of year, although with the current situation I guess they may not be so popular.

              If you like it then keep it obviously.
               
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                It's very unlikely they ever get a long hot growing season in Scotland. I'll take more pics, that one above was taken by the husband in a hurry. I'll definitely keep it, it made up my mind to take the house! I love the idea of having apples - currently live above the tree line here and we can't grow fruit at all aparetr from berries. :SUNsmile:
                 
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                  Pink Lady is a registered New Zealand name for Cripps pink.

                  They do grow a few on the farm where I worked, but not many for the reason @JWK has said.

                  I saw some newer varieties for sale in the UK that have red and some pink flushed flesh.
                   
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                    To be honest I know next to nothing about growing apple trees Fumanchu, sorry if I've misled you. :) I only recognise apples from buying and eating them. If they're growing in the garden you should be able to store them. Apple trees and their fruit grow surprisingly well up here in the Highlands, my neighbour has both eaters and cookers.
                     
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