Apple taxonomy refers to the botanical classification of this fruit. The botanical name of Apple fruit (Malus Domestica) holds great importance in Scientific Classification of Apple as it is a combination of genus (Malus) and species (M. domestica). The class and subclass of this fruit is Magnoliopsida and Rosidae. Family is a major taxonomic rank in classification of a fruit and is classified between order and genus. Family of Apple is Rosaceae. Fruits with similar family possess similar characteristics.
Interesting facts about Apple
Fruits have been a prominent part of human diet since ages! We eat fruits in raw, stored, canned form and even use them in various recipes. All of us have a basic idea about the characteristics of this fruit but there are some interesting facts about Apple that are still unknown to many of us. Some of the intriguing Apple Facts are:
- Apples can be as small as a pea and as big as a pumpkin.
- There are more than 8000 varieties of apples.
- Life of an Apple tree can be more than 100 years.
- Apples contain 25% air, therefore they float in water.
Nowadays, hybridization of fruits has given rise to different varieties of fruits. The varieties of this fruit are Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Gala, Fuji, Granny Smith, Arkansas Black, Sampion, Pink Lady, Cameo, Jonagold, Mc Intosh, Ananasrenette, Lobo, Pacific Rose, Yellow transparent and Bramley. It is not available in seedless variety.