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Malus domestica
Synonyms: M. pumila; M. sylvestris; M. sylvestris domestica; Pyrus malus

Common Name(s): Apple
Family: Rosaceae
Growth Habit: Perennial
Growing Days: 70 to 170 (days)
Abs.Max=91° (F)    Opt.Max=81° (F)
Opt.Min=57° (F)    Abs.Min=46° (F)
Precipitation: 28 to 98 (in.)
Winter Minimum: -40° (F)
Soil pH: 6 to 7
Soil Texture/Type: Light to Medium
Soil Drainage: Well
Photoperiod Response: Long day, short day and day neutral
Light Intensity: Bright to clear
Species available that will grow anywhere. Longer growing season means larger crop.
Phytothora, Sclerotinia, Anthrachose, Helminthosporium/Bipolaris, Powdery Mildew, Rust
Food - bev base, Food - fruit, Fuel - fuelwood, Poison - mammals, Medicinal - folklore
Subtropical, temperate
Geographical Origin:
Cultivated, North America

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