Apple trees belong to the rose family and family Rosaceae. They constitute the genus Malus.
Apple is a fleshy, juicy fruit. The apple tree is a deciduous plant. It widely grows in
temperate regions of the world. Apple trees are best adapted to areas in which the average temperature
approaches or reaches freezing during at least two months. The skin colour of apple may range from dark red to green and the shape is bigger than a cherry.
The tree originated in the area between the Caspian and the Black seas. Apples were a favourite fruit of the ancient Greeks and Romans.
Now apples are one of the most popular fruits. It is grown highly and is eaten daily by majority of people in the world.
Apple trees are grown for its juicy edible fruit which is very good for health. Apples are served in desserts as baked apples, apple pie, and apple strudel; we also make juices, jams, and jellies with it. Alcohol and brandies are also made from it.
Apple contains vitamin C and many minerals. It contains high fibre for a healthy digestive system and makes apple the greatest contribution to human nutrition. It prevents many dangerous diseases such as arthroscleroses and cancer. That is why people say: An apple a day keeps the doctor away.