Botanical name: Malus domestica

Crown and root system: This tree has a narrow, medium-sized crown, with bright green leaves and white flowers, and a moderate root system.

Growing regions: Depends on the variety.  In our nursery we grow varieties that do not need many cold snaps in order to yield fruit and are therefore suited also to the coastal area.

Ripening date: During the summer, depending on the variety.

Planting in a container: May be planted in a container.

Recommended planting season: All year round.

Special care:
As with most summer fruit, the apple is also a preferred target for birds and fruit flies.  The flies can be neutralized almost completely using a designated fly trap placed on one of the branches.  The trap is safe and easy to use.  Another way to protect the fruit from flies and birds is to use special netting sold in agricultural supply stores.

 Varieties sold in our nursery:
The apple varieties grown at our nursery are also suited for growing in the coastal area because they do not require cold snaps in order to ripen.
Anna:  This variety may be grown in the coastal area because it does not require cold snaps in order to ripen.  This variety is characterized by green apples with a red blush that are sweet-sour with a soft interior texture.  These apples ripen in mid-May.
Delicious:  With a golden skin and soft texture.

Good to know:
Although it is believed that Adam and Eve were driven out of the Garden of Eden because they ate from the apple – nowhere in the Bible does it state that it was actually this fruit.  It is currently the fruit with the largest number of cultivars in the world – more than 8,000 varieties.

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