Apple Area Under Cultivation

By National Horticulture Board on 28 Apr 2016


Apple are primarily cultivated in Jammu & Kashmir; Himachal Pradesh; hills of Uttar Pradesh andUttaranchal. It is also cultivated to a small extent in Arunachal Pradesh; Nagaland; Punjab and Sikkim.

Botanical Name : Malus pumila

Family :Rosaceae

Plant Description :It is a round crowned tree usually up to 15 m in height.The trees are vigorous and spreading. The leaves are mostly clustered on short shoots or spurs. The white flowers are also borne on spurs.

Center of Origin : Eastern Europe and Western Asia

Pollination System : Cross Pollinated

Chromosome No. : 2n=34