Apple identification

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Skin color - solid green or yellow?

 Only green or yellow present 32
 Other colors present 98

Stripes

 Stripes present 75
 No stripes 55

Stripes - details

 Mottled, marbled 44
 Short splashes 53
 Lined stripes 27
 Mixed stripes, colors 52
 Washed - faded 72

Stripe colors

 Dark Red 64
 Russet 5
 Brownish-red 14
 Crimson to Purplish 55
 Mixed colors 40
 Scarlet, Carmine (red orange) 33
 Pink 45
 Red 72

Skin color when ripe

 Golden Russet  12
 Red-Orange, Scarlet 4
 White to Greenish to Green  25
 Red 55
 Red (+/or) Pink to Pale Pink 16
 Yellow (+/or) Green with some Red (+/or) Pink 98
 Yellow (+/or) Green with NO Red (+/or) Pink 28
 Red (+/or) Purple to nearly Black 32
 Orange - Yellow with Red towards Brown 14
 Brown to Gray Green 13
 Bluish cast on top of color 15
 Variable 30

Skin blush

 Present 98
 Not present 30

Skin blush color

 Scarlet, Carmine (red orange) 18
 Orange to Orange Red Brown 32
 Red to Deep Red into Dark Purple 78
 Bronze to Brownish Purple 18
 Pink to Pinkish Red Copper 52

Skin waxy or greasy

 Waxy or greasy (fresh or stored) 45
 No waxiness or greasiness present 70

Skin feel

 Dry 35
 Moderate smoothness, moderate shine 4
 Hammering, peening, tiny pits, shallow dimples 12
 Not smooth, Rough 35
 Smooth 87

Russet (leathery skin)

 Present 92
 Not present 46

Russet details

 Capillary lines, Netting, Veins, Webbing 37
 Russet cap covers shoulders of stem cavity 15
 Solid cover - thick, dense 6
 Solid cover - thin 11
 Radiating, stellate, rays, stripes 59
 Dots, Patches, Spots 82
 In stem cavity 95

Scarf skin (whitish coating on skin that cannot be rubbed off)

 Present 20
 Not present 89

Suture lines

 Present 2
 Not present 97

Bloom (easy to rub off white coating)

 Present 26
 Not present 81

Bloom (easy to rub off white coating)

Dots description

 Black 3
 Brown 27
 Dark 11
 Elongated toward stem end 19
 Green 23
 Light colored, pale, greyed 45
 Pink 10
 Red 5
 Same color as background 29
 Areolar 27
 Gray 48
 Raised 41
 Russet 80
 Stellate 2
 Submerged / Depressed 33
 Tan / Cream 38
 White 64
 Yellow 22

Dots numbers

 Few 29
 Moderate 54
 Numerous 72

Dots size

 Large 43
 Medium 66
 Small 69

Dots prominence

 Conspicuous, prominent, distinct 79
 Lenticels conspicuous 16
 Inconspicuous, not prominent 59

Dots spread

 Enter the stem cavity 53
 Random, Irregular spread 31
 Equally spread 38
 From Basin lessening toward Cavity 72
 From Cavity lessening toward Basin 10

Stem - length

 Does not extend above cavity 21
 Variable 28
 Short 64
 Medium 95
 Long 54

Stem - thickness

 Variable 31
 Slender  70
 Medium 95
 Thick 59

Stem - position

 Inclined, Oblique, laying to the side 55
 Slightly Oblique 90
 Upright 88

Stem - details

 Bract node on stem 13
 Pubescent, Downy 9
 Swollen at base of cavity 17
 Curved 62
 Variable 32
 Knobby, Clubbed 65

Stem - color

 Yellow 1
 Brown 98
 Red 26
 Green 78

Stem Cavity - protruberances

 Flat, Smooth 27
 Compressed 71
 Furrows, Corrugated 81

Stem Cavity - side view depth

 Variable 17
 Shallow 17
 Medium 79
 Deep 87

Stem Cavity - skin features

 Brown 86
 Concentric Lines of Russet 24
 Cracking  8
 Flat 19
 Green 91
 Lipped - fold of skin over stem end 50
 Pubescent, Downy 2
 Red 57
 Ribbed 14
 Russet 92
 Scarf Stripes extend from stem 9
 Scarf, Pale Coating 27
 Shiny, Smooth 43
 Silvery Gray 48
 Yellow 66

Stem Cavity - slope to stem

 Cone-shaped slope to stem 30
 Steep, Acuminate slope 87
 Acute, Medium Slope 93
 Obtuse, gradual slope to stem 15
 Flat or rounded to stem 3

Stem Cavity - top view orientation

 Oblique - slanted to one side 83
 Symmetrical 88

Stem Cavity - top view width

 Moderate, Medium width 80
 Narrow 34
 Wide, Broad 82

Shape - features

 Elliptical, Compressed, Irregular 43
 Anglular (flat-sided) 61
 Regular, round 70
 Ribbed 50
 Prominent uneven ribs 27
 Slightly, broadly, obscurely ribbed 87
 Ribbed cavity to basin 31
 Unusual shape 15

Fruit size

 Very small 1
 Small 35
 Medium 95
 Large 66
 Very large 26
 Variable 51

Skin

 Red 53
 Yellow 77
 Shiny, Smooth 69
 Pubescent, Downy 25
 Russet 47
 Concentric lines - gray or russet 12
 Bloom, Scarf, Waxy, Dusty 46
 Green 90
 Brown 30
 Silvery gray 24

Width

 Narrow 58
 Moderate 91
 Broad 51
 Variable 29

Side view - slope to eye

 Tight, Acuminate 64
 Tight to medium slope 64
 Acute, Regular, Medium slope 90
 Obtuse, gradual slope to eye 53
 Variable 29
 Flat or rounded to calyx 5

Side view - depth

 Shallow  71
 Medium depth 89
 Deep 50
 Variable depth 35

Protruberances

 Smooth, flat 19
 Beaded, Mammiform 25
 Ridged, Ribbed  77
 Undulate, Furrowed, Wavy, Puckered 96

Basal lobes

 Present, Crowned, or 5-lobed 50
 Slightly present 79
 Not present 55

Basin top view

 Uneven, Oblique, Slanted 78
 Symmetrical, Round 88

Calyx / Sepals - opening

 Small 65
 Medium 74
 Large 38

Calyx / Sepals - description

 Leafy 15
 Pubescent 64
 Green with brown tips 76
 Brown 18
 Open 29
 Closed 87
 Partially Open 74
 Convergent 76
 Connivent 30
 Erect 56
 Flat 16
 Reflexed 68

Calyx / Sepals - size

 Long 24
 Medium 65
 Short 79

Calyx / Sepals - width

 Narrow 43
 Medium 79
 Wide 35

Calyx tube - shape

 Conic 88
 Funnel 59
 Urn 12

Calyx tube - length

 Long 49
 Medium 72
 Short 44

Calyx tube - size

 Large 39
 Medium 82
 Small 35

Calyx tube - stamen

 Marginal 
 Median
 Basal

Core

 Abaxile / Irregular 72
 Axile / Symmetrical 79
 Closed 78
 Open 74

Core carpels

 Hollow cylinder at center 47
 Tufted 31

Core lines

 Moderate 84
 Narrow 40
 Wide 31

Core lines meeting

 Base of calyx tube 48
 Sides of calyx tube 83

Seed characteristics

 Abortive 64
 Dark 48
 Few 37
 Flat 15
 Many 33
 Plump 67
 Tufted 22

Seed point

 Acuminate 26
 Acute 75
 Obtuse 50

Seed size

 Small 46
 Medium 79
 Large 39

Flavor sweetness

 No flavor other than sweet 2
 Tart, sub-acid, or bitter flavor detected 97

Flesh color

 White 30
 White to Cream, pale yellow 81
 White to Greenish to Greenish Yellow 35
 Pale Pink or Red
 Yellow to Very Yellow 17

Tinge or Staining

 Yellow 42
 Green 39
 Red or Pink 21
 Not present 82

Texture

 Firm changing to Soft 13
 Tender, Soft, Melting 64
 Crisp, Breaking into chuncks 85
 Firm, Hard 77
 Granular, Coarse, Mealy 33
 Moderate 37
 Chewy 15

Grain

 Fine 62
 Medium 54
 Granular, Coarse, Mealy 40

Juiciness

 Juicy or Very Juicy 96
 Not Very Juicy, Dry 9

Flowering period

 Very early season
 Early season 2
 Early-Mid season 9
 Mid season 30
 Mid-Late season 26
 Late season 2
 Very-Late season 1

Fruit-bearing

 Spur-bearer 90
 Partial tip-bearer 20
 Tip-bearer 10

Harvest time

 Very early season 4
 Early season 12
 Early-Mid season 7
 Mid season 13
 Mid-Late season 12
 Late season 58
 Very-Late season 9

Era when planted

 Before 1950 69
 After 1950 31