Paradise Apple, Common Apple Malus pumila - Malus communis , Malus domestica , Pyrus malus

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Botanical Name:

Malus pumila

Family:

Rosaceae

Genus:

Malus

Species:

pumila

Common Name:

Paradise Apple, Common Apple

Height:
20-40 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
3

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  • Malus pumila

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 -120 days. cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
In a Nutshell:
* White flowers, yellow fruits suffused with orange red as ripening nears.
* It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are used by humans.
* The fruit can be eaten raw, cooked in pies, cakes etc or fermented into cider.
* One of the parents of domestic apples.
* Native to Europe and southwest Asia. more...
* The leaves contain up to 2.4% of an antibacterial substance called 'phloretin'.This inhibits the growth of a number of gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria in as low a concentration as 30 ppm.
* The wood is an excellent fuel.
* There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples, resulting in a range of desired characteristics.
* A very pleasant tea can be made from the leaves.
* At least 55 million tonnes of apples were grown worldwide in 2005, with a value of about $10 billion. more...
* The crushed fruit pulp can be used as a poultice to heal inflammations or small flesh wounds.
* The fruit is eaten to obviate constipation. more...
* Used as a rootstock for the cultivated apples. more...
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov
Usda description:
More info on http://plants.usda.gov