Facts about Apple Trees

Facts about Apple Trees

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facts about apple trees

Facts about Apple Trees

  • More than 7500 different types of apples are grown on apple trees throughout the world.

  • Apple trees are deciduous, meaning that they loose their leaves each fall and grow new leaves each spring.

  • Apple trees is a plant in the rose family. Other rose plants include the rose flower, almond trees, strawberries, plums, pears, apricots, raspberries, peaches and cherries.

  • Most apple trees, like most rose plants are generally found in the Northern Hemisphere.

  • Apple trees start as a seed, or can be grown from a cut apple tree stem that is grafted into the stock of another tree.

  • An apple tree takes approximately 5 to 7 years from a seed until the tree produces its own apples.

  • Apple tree blossoms vary in color. Their brilliant colors include white, pink and yellow.

  • apple tree blossoms
  • When an apple tree is ready to grow apples it produces flower blossoms on the tree in the summer.

  • Bees land on the flowers to collect the nectar inside. They also pick up pollen on their feet or body. When they fly to another apple tree to collect more nectar, some of the pollen falls into the apple tree flowers. This pollen from a separate tree creates what is needed to start making an apple. Once this happens the flower petals fall off and an apple starts to grow.

  • apple tree bee

    Bees help apples to grow

  • Scientists who have studied apples and historic documents believe that the first apples came from Asia and the Middle East.

  • China grows the most apples in the world, followed by the United States, Turkey, Poland, and Italy

  • An apple tree will live as long as 100 years, possibly longer when they are not damaged by people, animals or weather.

  • It is rumoured that Issac Newton, saw an apple fall from a tree. This event gave him the inspiration to develop his theory of gravity.

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