Look! Apple Identification Day

Take a look at this picture! This table is full of apples that people brought in from their gardens to have identified by experts.

Apparently the Cambridge Botanic Gardens celebrates Apple Day with a service where people can bring in apples growing on their property and have them identified. This must be a fun day for those experts - seeing a wide variety of old heritage apples that people are growing, perhaps unwittingly, in their back yards.

Do you have an apple tree on your property, or perhaps behind the house where you grew up?

• Source: hchalkley's Flickr stream, image licensed under Creative Commons. Click through to the photo for more info and links to the Cambridge Botanic Gardens.

• You can see more about Apple Day here. It's celebrated widely in the UK on October 21.

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