Native Crops of China: Apples, Apricot, Peach, Lychee, List of Apple Cultivars, Siraitia Grosvenorii, Apple, Golden Apple, Malus

Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Apples, Apricot, Peach, Lychee, List of Apple Cultivars, Siraitia Grosvenorii, Apple, Golden Apple, Malus, Japanese Persimmon, Morus Alba, Satsuma, Castanea Mollissima, Actinidia Deliciosa, Malus Sieversii, Malus Coronaria, Apple Scab, Malus Prunifolia, Herefordshire Pomona, Apple Wassail, Fruit Picking, Apple Core, List of Lepidoptera That Feed on Malus, Malus Sylvestris, Cooking Apple, Apple Capital Museum, Grāpple, Cider Apple, Malus Fusca, Malus Angustifolia, Russet Apple, Malus Baccata, Malus Sargentii, Malus Floribunda, Malus Transitoria, Malus Ioensis, Malus Sieboldii, Malus Spectabilis, Malus Halliana, Malus Sikkimensis, Malus Hupehensis, Malus Florentina, Malus Tschonoskii, Malus Komarovii, Malus Glaucescens, Malus × Micromalus, Malus Brevipes, Malus Glabrata, Malus Trilobata, Malus Asiatica, Malus Hopa, Malus Kansuensis, Malus Toringoides, Malus Prattii, Malus Honanensis, Malus Yunnanensis, Malus Formosana, Table Apple, Malus Bracteata, Malus Lancifolia, Malus Rockii, Malus Sublobata. Excerpt: Apple The apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree , species Malus domestica in the rose family (Rosaceae ) and is a perennial . It is one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits, and the most widely known of the many members of genus Malus that are utilized by humans.The tree originated in Central Asia , where its wild ancestor is still found today. There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples resulting in a range of desired characteristics. Cultivars vary in their yield and the ultimate size of the tree, even when grown on the same rootstock . At least 55 million tons of apples were grown worldwide in 2005, with a value of about $10 billion. China produced about 35 % of this total. The United States is the second leading producer, with more than 7.5 % of world p...