The Main Plant entry for Apples (Malus)

This database entry exists to show plant data and photos that apply generically to all Apples.

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Apple
Give a thumbs up Domestic Apple

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Water Preferences: Mesic
Leaves: Deciduous
Fruit: Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Uses: Flowering Tree
Edible Parts: Fruit
Dynamic Accumulator: K (Potassium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Various insects

Image

Photo gallery:

This plant is tagged in:
Image Image Image Image

Comments:
Posted by Bonehead (Planet Earth - Zone 8b) on Jun 25, 2017 3:17 PM

Washington State designated the apple as its state fruit in 1989, the year of its centennial. Washington grows over 40% of U.S. apples, and is also the top producer of U.S. organic apples. Although most commercial orchards are located in east or central Washington, I have had great luck with my inherited no-name apples on the cooler west side. The only problem I've noted is occasional tent caterpillars, which can defoliate a tree in bad years, but don't seem to kill it. An apple a day keeps the doctor away!

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Feb 8, 2012 1:29 PM

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by Mindy03 (Delta KY) on Mar 25, 2012 4:13 PM

Valuable source of nectar and pollen for honey bees. They collect honeydew from this plant sometimes in Summer.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Posted by robertduval14 (Mason, New Hampshire - Zone 5b) on Apr 20, 2013 9:15 AM

The apple blossom is the state flower of Arkansas and Michigan.

[ Reply to this comment | Give a thumbs up ]

Plant Events from our members
Kristine1212 On March 12, 2018 Seeds sown
» Post your own event for this plant

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Moved to generic malus by Calif_Sue Feb 17, 2017 2:51 AM 1
unknown tree by NickyNick Nov 13, 2019 10:52 PM 14
Backyard tree - new house by Atom1 Oct 9, 2019 9:02 PM 3
Pink Flowering Almond Blooming in Fall... Why? by blue23rose Oct 19, 2019 4:02 AM 6
Identification please by Dazzareds Aug 15, 2019 10:43 AM 3
What is this tree? by DorothyP55 Aug 6, 2019 12:03 PM 19
Please help id this beautiful tree with pink flowers and berries by mozart007 May 2, 2019 6:32 AM 2
Appropriate Tree for a Pot by Altheus Apr 20, 2019 5:42 AM 3
xPyronia and xCydomalus by BlueOddish Mar 21, 2019 12:54 AM 4
Pets 2019 by luvsgrtdanes Dec 7, 2019 1:24 PM 1,750
Need help to identify species (Binomial name if possible) 3 by NightCrow Jan 21, 2019 4:54 PM 3

« Add a new plant to the database

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Fleur569 and is called "Patio Gardening Results"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.