Wild Apple Tree Identification: Do They Grow In The Wild?
Apple trees are very popular and they have been cultivated since ancient times. Some of them are native to North America, some others came from Europe or Asia. There are different kinds of apple trees, which vary in size and shape. Most of these apple trees belong to the genus Malus (the common name is “apple”). Many varieties of apple trees have been cultivated over time. These include:
The most commonly grown apple trees are the Golden Delicious, McIntosh, and Honeycrisp. Other popular apple species include Granny Smith, Fuji, Gala, Red Delicious, Black Beauty and many more.
There are several types of wild apples which differ in appearance and taste. The following list includes all known wild apple species:
Mountain Pearmain (various)
Sour Cherry (Varieties include Pink Lady, White Lady, Yellow Devil, Red Devil and others.
There are many types of apple trees that are edible. These include:There are also many types of apples which have been bred for the specific purpose of being used to make alcohol, such as cider and wine. These include:
There are also several non-edible types of apple trees. These include crabapples, ornamental apple species, and other ornamental tree species that happen to have the name “apple”.
There are many facts about apple trees that you probably did not know. So if you learn more about apple trees, maybe you can impress your friends. In this article we will provide you with interesting and curious things to know about apple tree leaves. This is part of the “Wild Apple Tree Questions & Facts” series.
Do you want to read similar articles that are not on wild apple trees, but on other plants that grow in the wild?
Go to the section “Plants In The Wild”.
New Facts About Apple Trees
When learning more about apple trees you should be careful not to get the different kinds of apples mixed up. Crabapples, for instance, can be very poisonous. They contain a molecule called oxycynate, which causes the stomach to become very acidic and can therefore burn the throat. Other types of crabapples are edible and can even be used to make cider. Apple seeds also contain this toxin but in lesser amounts.
It is not dangerous to eat one or two seeds, but it would cause excessive vomiting if you ate more than that.
Apples do not contain a lot of water, but they do contain a very high amount of organic matter.
When learning more about apple tree facts, many people wonder why crabapples are red and green apples are not. It all has to do with chlorophyll. The red color that you see in crabapples is due to their high concentration of chlorophyll. Green apples contain very little chlorophyll and the majority of the color comes from the outside layer of the skin. This means that if you leave an apple on the counter for too long it will eventually turn red, even though it is no longer edible.
Another interesting apple tree fact is that many different types of insects inhabit them. Apple trees are able to produce their own fertilizer. The tree releases a scent which attracts insects to the tree. The insects then eat the leaves and deposit their waste into the ground. This waste becomes plant food and helps the tree grow.
It also helps prevent plant diseases from developing.
Do you know what type of apple is the most popular in the world?
The Red Delicious.
Do you know how it got its name?
It all has to do with its color. The first tree was discovered growing on the Delicious Farm in the 1870’s. It was a seedling and the mother tree came from Canada. All of the trees were propagated by grafting to keep its desirable features. The Red Delicious tree eventually became very popular when it began to produce fruit for commercial purposes.
Did you know that eating too many crabapples can make your skin and face turn red?
This condition is known as cyanosis and can be very serious.
Apples are very healthy to eat because they contain a lot of vitamins. The most popular types of apples are eaten for their taste, not due to their nutritious value.
Another common myth about apples is that if you count the number of veins in a leaf, it will tell you how many days you have been sleeping. This is not true and no scientific evidence has ever been found to prove this theory.
Facts about apple trees are interesting to know and can help you impress your friends next time you are eating at the lunch table. The next time you walk through the grocery store, make sure you know how to tell the difference between a crabapple and a normal apple.
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The eight-legged terror from the dark that we call the roach has been around for hundreds of millions of years. But this hardy creature could easily outlive us all.
Can you imagine what the world would be like with these creatures as the dominant life form?
They would have no use for electricity or machines of any kind. There would be no structured society, just millions of roaches scurrying about everywhere. We would eventually all fall prey to them in one way or another. Perhaps we would become their slaves or food. But in some cases, we wouldn’t even be recognized as living creatures. We would just be another object to be moved out of the way. Even if humans were able to discover fire and cooking, there still would be no way to compete with their sheer numbers. Mankind would eventually go the way of the dinosaur and the Dodo bird.
THE INTERNATIONAL SPACE STATION
Did you know that a group of satellites can be considered a space station?
There are about 100 satellites traveling in space at any given time. This area of space is known as the “orbital plane.”
Some satellites take pictures of the earth. These pictures can be very detailed because satellites can see things from a distance of 400 miles.
The U.S. has the most satellites of any one country, but there are other countries that have some too.
Even though satellites can provide a lot of information, many people believe spying on other countries is unethical. They say satellites should only be used for peaceful purposes.
Why You Should Care Have you ever wondered what it would be like to leave the planet? To not walk on land, but instead float in space?
The reality is something most of us will never experience first hand, but thousands of people have experienced this very thing at some point in their lives. You see, you don’t have to be a NASA astronaut to leave the planet. You just have to board a satellite and you’re off!
Satellites can be used for many different things. They can help us communicate with someone across the globe in seconds. They can help us find our way across a foreign city. They can tell us about the environment we live in and move us from one place to another. They can even take pictures of other planets and stars, bringing them closer than ever before.
THE MOON FROM THE EARTH
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to walk on the moon?
People have been dreaming about this for a very long time, and with satellites we now have eyes in the sky that can show us exactly what certain parts of the moon look like.
THE MOON FROM SPACE
Not all satellites are around to help us. Some satellites carry weapons that can destroy targets on the ground. These are known as “Weapons of Mass Destruction” or “WMDs.” There are countries that have them, and there are countries that do not. It is a very touchy subject, because nobody wants to experience the horror of nuclear warfare again.
THE ENDING OF WORLD WAR II
We live in a very different world today because of World War II. It is said that it changed the face of history more than any other event in human history. By the time it was over, millions of people were dead and much of Europe lay in ruins. No longer could it be said that Europe was the center of all major activity. A new power had arrived on the world stage: The United States of America.
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
The U.S. put men on the moon and continues to send satellites and people into space, but nothing will compare to that first giant leap for mankind. Still, the spirit of adventure and exploration lives on in all of us, and it is this spirit that has allowed our species to endure through the millennia and reach beyond our grasp. So the next time you look up at the stars and see the satellites flying overhead, remember this: Those satellites are the spirit of exploration made manifest, allowing all of us to experience things we could never even dream of.
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