Common Apple

Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour

Common Apple

Tyngsborough, Massachusetts 01879, United States

Created By: Unity College


Common Apple ~ Malus pumila

Common Apple is actually introduced to North America and can be found in abandoned fields, orchards, and along forest edges. This particular tree can be found close to the entrance of the property, somewhat in between the road and the school, right behind the house by the property. This species sticks out to me for a few different reasons. First off, it produces so many apples. Another reason is that identifying this species helped me learn the difference between crab apples and regular apples! Two ways to distinguish an apple from a crab apple is that an apple is 2 to 4 inches and the leaves only have hairs on the undersides while crab apples are under 2 inches and the leaves have hairs on both sides.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Tyng Mansion Dendrology Tour


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