Common Apple (Malus pumila)

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Common Apple (Malus pumila) fruit

The familiar apple tree is a small-medium sized tree from Eurasia. Common Apple is often planted in orchards, but rarely escapes in North Carolina; it is not at all invasive.

Carroll Co., VA 9/7/08.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) leaves

The leaves are bluntly toothed and white-hairy beneath.

Carroll Co., VA 9/7/08.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) leaves

Durham Co., NC 4/24/05.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) blossoms

Large white-pinkish flowers appear in late April to early May.

Durham Co., NC 4/24/05.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) flowers

Flower/fruit clusters are usually borne on short spur branches.

Durham Co., NC 4/24/05.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) flowers

Haywood Co., NC 5/10/08.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) fruit

The pomes (fruits) ripen in mid to late summer.

Carroll Co., VA 9/7/08.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) fruit

Carroll Co., VA 9/7/08.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) bark

Bark detail.

Haywood Co., NC 5/10/08.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) bark

Bark detail.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) tree

Mature tree in fruit.

Carroll Co., VA 10/29/06.

Common Apple (Malus pumila) tree

Mature tree in flower.

Haywood Co., NC 5/10/08.

More information:
Trees of Wisconsin
USDA PLANTS database
Virginia Tech Dendrology

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