Zoology & Botany

Apple tree

Prepare a picture of/book about/a toy apple tree in advance, as well as a sample of apple

Say: Look at this plant. (Show a picture of an apple tree.) This is an apple tree. Remember, to be classified as a plant, a living  thing should have multiple cells, grow in soil, have leaves and roots, produce seeds, and produce its own food through photosynthesis. (Point to the apple tree) Say: The apple tree is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple(Show the apple to the baby and say: Yummy, apple is delicious!) It is cultivate worldwide as a fruit tree. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today. Apple tree has scaly bark that ranges in color from pink-brown to gray-brown. The leaves are simple, oval in shape, have small serrations along the margin, and are arranged alternately along the branches. They like well drained, fertile soil and grow inland at altitudes up to about (250-300 meters+). Apple orchards are best planted where bees don't have to fight the wind. Apple trees reach full size at between 8-10 years old and then produce their best crops for another 60 years. Because most apple trees do not self-pollinate, two or more trees of different species should be planted together so the trees will bear fruit. Planting different species of trees that have similar blooming times will provide healthier, more abundant fruit. In the spring the tree produces white blossoms that have five petals. These blossoms are often tinged with pink. The tree develops fruit in the summer which can be red, yellow or green. The fruit reaches ripeness in the fall. Ripe apples range in color from green to yellow to red or a mixture of these colors.

Probably the most common use of apple trees is for eating purposes. Apple tree's fruit, cooked or raw, can be made into dozens of food and beverages. People use apple tree wood to make their own apple wood chips for the barbecue. These wood chips penetrate meat during grilling to give them a rich, smoky flavor with a hint of sweetness. Remember, trees, including fruit trees, actually need CO2 to survive. Trees act as a cleaner, or filter for the air, absorbing CO2 and expelling fresh oxygen into the atmosphere. You can do your part for the environment by planting an apple tree or two in your garden landscape. You will enjoy the benefit of fresh fruit, and also help to reduce greenhouse gases. . We need to take care of apple trees and treat them with respect because they provide us with fruits and produce oxygen that is important to our survival.

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