The Apple tree is a member of the Rosaceae family. It is a deciduous tree meaning it loses its leaves seasonally. It reaches an average height of 16 feet (5 meters). Standard apple trees can reach a height of 25-35 feet (7,5 – 10 m) or even more.
FACT – There are more than 7,500 different types of apples grown on apple trees throughout the world.
Apple trees take 4-5 years to produce their first fruit. A standard size apple tree starts bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted. A dwarf tree starts bearing fruit in 3-5 years.
This Apple Tree is a favourite of our Nettlefold Garden volunteers. Count how many apples are on this tree and compare when you do the trail again.
What month do apples begin to ripen?
Time to move on. Not very far and you will find a tree planted very recently as part of the Queens Canopy.