The Apple is the pomaceous fruit of the apple tree, species Malus domestica in the rose family Rosaceae. Apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits throughout the world. The tree is small and deciduous with a broad, often densely twiggy crown. These trees blossom in the spring simultaneously with the budding of the leaves. The center of the fruit contains five carpels arranged in a five-point star, each carpel containing one to three seeds. China is the leading producer of apples providing 35% of the world’s total production of apples a year. The United States is the second leading producer, with more than 7.5% of the world production.
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