Common name: Common apple tree
Height at maturity: 6 to 10 meters
Plant type: fruit tree
Flower color: white
Soil type: all soil types
Watering: normal, clayey, neutral
Use: in the garden, bonsai, orchards
Diseases and pests: powdery mildew, scab, canker, monilia, fire blight
Toxicity: edible fruits
Storage of seeds: 4 years in a dry place away from light at 3/4°C (refrigerator)
This small fruit tree, 6 to 10 meters high, has young branches that are sometimes thorny. Its bark is grey, smooth when young, then flaking as it ages.
This deciduous tree has simple leaves, oval or elliptical, crenate-toothed, briefly acuminate, leathery, tomentose below, and with a short petiole.
Flowering appears in the spring in small clusters of hermaphroditic, pinkish-white flowers, followed by the appearance of fruits.
The apples, globular, depressed and umbilical at the extremities, with bark of various colors and crunchy pulp. The harvest extends from August to the first frosts.
Apple trees thrive on all types of soil as long as it is not too dry.