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Apple Pyrus malus
Rose Rosaceae family


Leaves are shiny, thick, round toothed,1 - 4" long, somewhat whitened underneath. They may be heart-shaped at the base.

Flowers are white tinged with pink, fragrant, in clusters all along the stem. 5 petals; approximately 1 -1 1/2" across. Blooms in April.

Twigs are gnarly-looking, meaning they are often thick, short and branches tend to zig-zag in every direction. Buds are "fuzzy" looking and blunt at the tips.

Fruit is a red, edible drupe, usually over 1" across, and ripe in September.

Bark is scaly and brownish.

Form/Habitat: The apple is a small - medium tree, 20 - 30' tall, and 4 - 12" in diameter. It is often found near old cellar holes or house locations.

NWI Status: Unknown



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