Apple Tree

Botanical name: Malus domestica
Family: Rosaceae (rose)

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Apple - Malus - Fruit - Leaves

  • Deciduous
  • 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.