Seedless apples

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  1. Northern Garden Girl

    Northern Garden Girl New Member

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    Hi we have a really old apple tree. It grows big beautiful, lovely scented, crisp seedless apples ... that are VERY sour. I have never heard of seedless apples, and wondered if anyone out there could offer any insight! Thank you in advance :)
     
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    There are a few seedless apple varieties and some that are seedless when not pollinated by another variety. It's also possible that your tree is a rare seedling that has seedless apples. The very sour fruit points to the latter possibility, although it is also rare to find a seedling tree with apples of a reasonable size. So, seedless apples are not common but are possible.
     
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    Junglekeeper Contributor 10 Years

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    Even though seedlessness is not unheard of, could this tree still be of value to apple breeders?
     
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    Thank you so much for your insight. The apples are lovely and much larger than the other varieties we are able to grow in the north. They are very tart but wonderful. We use them in pies, apple sauce, fruit leathers. Love to hear that they are rather rare, nice to have something unique They are really easy to process without seeds!
     

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