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What fruit is this? It looks like apple in its early stage. It even tastes and smells like apple (but sour). It was hanging in bunches in the tree.

EDIT: From the comments, I have concluded its crab apple.

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    I believe that to be a crab apple. – Rob Aug 2 '18 at 19:49
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    Possibly what are known as Transcendent Crabapple specialtyproduce.com/produce/Transcendent_Crabapples_11043.php. Cut a fruit open across its equator to see if it has a core like an apple, that would confirm its a crabapple – Bamboo Aug 2 '18 at 19:53
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    @Bamboo: When I cut it, the core looks exactly like a normal apple but scaled to its size. – yasouser Aug 2 '18 at 21:03
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    crabapple then... not usually eaten raw, sometimes used to make jams or jellies,or just grown for decorative, aesthetic purposes - and the birds – Bamboo Aug 2 '18 at 22:36
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    Crab apple trees are sometimes used as pollinators for nearby apple trees though you should use one with the same colour flowers as the one you want to pollinate. – Graham Chiu Aug 3 '18 at 3:12

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