Botanical name: Malus domestica
Family: Rosaceae (rose)
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- Height from 12 – 45′
- Often broad crown that becomes filled with twigs if not pruned
- Alternate leaves
- Flowers in the early spring
- Often grown on orchards for commercial fruit production
- More than 7,400 varieties each with their own unique characteristics
- Edible – eaten raw, cooked, juiced, used for canning, the making of jams and pies
- Common problems are: fire blight, rust, powdery mildew, apple scab, canker diseases, scale, eastern tent caterpillars, leaf defoliators, insect borers, and aphids.