The Main Plant entry for Apples (Malus)

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Common names:
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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

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Posted by Bonehead (Pacific NW - 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!

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

Honey bees get nectar from this plant.

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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.

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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.

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