Apple Tree Pictures
Apple Tree Pictures Gallery has many great beautiful photos of the apple fruit tree.
You will find below the apple photos, types of apple trees, facts on apples, info about the apple tree species and planting information.
This valuable and useful information can help you to identify apple trees and learn more about the apple fruit tree.
Apple Tree Farms
Free fun Autumn weekend event is to go pick your own apples.
Tree Type Galleries
Tree Photo Galleries on the left are arranged in alphabetical order with each tree category containing many pictures of that tree type.
Apple Tree Images
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Apple Tree Pictures; Photos & Images of Apple Trees
Apple Tree Pictures: More Apple Trees
- Ambrosia Apple Tree, semi-dwarf apple tree
- Anna Apple Tree, popular apple tree grown in Southern states
- Antonovka Apple Tree, popular Russian apple tree variety
- Cortland Apple Tree, prized for making apple products such as pies, cider, juice and applesauce
- Crab Apple Tree, famous for their colorful, fragrant springtime blossoms
- Golden Delicious Apple Tree, self pollinating, produces excellent cooking apples
- Granny Smith Apple Tree, produces fruit that is tart and delicious
- Honeycrisp Apple Tree, a hardy tree that produces crisp, succulent apples
- Spartan Apple Tree, easy to grow apple tree for home orchards
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Apple Tree Facts & Types of Apple TreesApple Trees are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used and consumed by humans.
The tree originated in Western Asia, where its wild ancestor, the Alma, is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Cultivars vary in their yield and the ultimate size of the tree, even when grown on the same rootstock.
At least 55 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide in 2005, with a value of about $10 billion. China produced about 35% of this total. The United States is the second-leading producer, with more than 7.5% of world production. Iran is third, followed by Turkey, Russia, Italy and India.
The apple forms a tree that is small and deciduous, reaching 3 to 12 metres (9.8 to 39 ft) tall, with a broad, often densely twiggy crown.
Apple Tree Blossom
Apple blossoms, or flowers are white with a pink tinge that gradually fades, five petaled, and 2.5 to 3.5 centimetres (0.98 to 1.4 in) in diameter. The fruit matures in autumn, and is typically 5 to 9 centimetres (2.0 to 3.5 in) in diameter. The center of the fruit contains five carpels arranged in a five-point star, each carpel containing one to three seeds.
Apples appear in many religious traditions, often as a mystical or forbidden fruit. One of the problems identifying apples in religion, mythology and folktales is that the word "apple" was used as a generic term for all (foreign) fruit, other than berries, but including nuts, as late as the 17th century.
Though the forbidden fruit in the Book of Genesis is not identified, popular Christian tradition has held that it was an apple that Eve coaxed Adam to share with her. This may have been the result of Renaissance painters adding elements of Greek mythology into biblical scenes (alternative interpretations also based on Greek mythology occasionally replace the apple with a pomegranate). In this case the unnamed fruit of Eden became an apple under the influence of story of the golden apples in the Garden of Hesperides.
As a result, in the story of Adam and Eve, the apple became a symbol for knowledge, immortality, temptation, the fall of man into sin, and sin itself. In Latin, the words for "apple" and for "evil" are similar (malum "an apple", malum "an evil, a misfortune"). This may also have influenced the apple becoming interpreted as the biblical "forbidden fruit". The larynx in the human throat has been called Adam's apple because of a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit sticking in the throat of Adam. The apple as symbol of sexual seduction has been used to imply sexuality between men, possibly in an ironic vein.
In the wild, apples grow quite readily from seeds. However, like most perennial fruits, apples are ordinarily propagated asexually by grafting. This is because seedling apples are an example of "extreme heterozygotes", in that rather than inheriting DNA from their parents to create a new apple with those characteristics, they are instead different from their parents, sometimes radically.
Mature trees typically bear 40 to 200 kilograms (88 to 440 pounds) of apples each year, though productivity can be close to zero in poor years. Apples are harvested using three-point ladders that are designed to fit amongst the branches. Dwarf trees will bear about 10 to 80 kilograms (22 to 180 pounds) of fruit per year.
The trees are susceptible to a number of fungal and bacterial diseases and insect pests. Many commercial orchards pursue an aggressive program of chemical sprays to maintain high fruit quality, tree health, and high yields. A trend in orchard management is the use of organic methods. These use a less aggressive and direct methods of conventional farming. Instead of spraying potent chemicals, often shown to be potentially dangerous and maleficent to the tree in the long run, organic methods include encouraging or discouraging certain cycles and pests. To control a specific pest, organic growers might encourage the prosperity of its natural predator instead of outright killing it, and with it the natural biochemistry around the tree. Organic apples generally have the same or greater taste than conventionally grown apples, with reduced cosmetic appearances.
Apple Tree Comments, Trivia, Notes
Apple Tree Pollination
Apple farms will plant crab apple trees nearby to attract bees which help pollinate their apple fruit trees.
Apple Tree Fruit
Apples are made in to a variety of drinks including apple juice, apple cider and hard apple cider, an expanding popular alcoholic drink.
It takes a minimum of 4 apples to make a glass of juice, depending on the size of the glass of course!
Pioneers, in the 1800s, built underground storage bins for their apples and root vegatables to prevent them from freezing over the long cold winter months.
Apple Tree Orchard Fun
Pick your own apples, generally in the autumn months, Sept to Oct is a great family outing
Apples:One way to find and attract carpenter ants is with left over apple cores or old bruised apples. You can bait the apples in a effort to rid of a carpenter ant problem. Carpenter ants like damp old wood in trees, houses, garden retaining walls, firewood piles... Carpenter ants are usually hard to get rid of especially if they have got inside the house.
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