Brief Fact About Apple Tree

Posing after picking apples at Lynd Fruit Farm, near Columbus, Ohio

Enjoying freshly picked apples with my siblings at a fruit farm (orchard)

Apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea. It’s is from the species of Malus domestica and is part of the rose family, Rosaceae.

Apples are planted in back yards and also in apple orchards. It is a temperate plant. It’s takes 4 to 5 years to fruit for the first time.

Apple tree blossom with fragrant, sweet smelling white flower in spring. Most apple grower place beehives in their orchard while tree are blossoming so that honeybees can pollinate the flowers. When the blossoms fall off the pollinate flowers, baby apples begin to grow in their place.

Apple crop is harvested in the fall when apples are fully grown and ripened. The fruit comes in shades of reds, greens and yellows. It can be eaten fresh, cooked or baked. Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, Mc Intosh, Rome Beauty, Gala and Fuji are among the popular apples.

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