Summer Apple

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Summer Apple - Sebastian Romu © 2018

About

Common Names
Summer Apple
Classification
Woody, Tree, Flower, Fruit
Description
An early harvesting apple tree that produces tasty and popular fruit with a deep red coloured skin, and slightly pink flesh. The flowers of this apple, will reappear in the fall, after the fruit has been picked, and are used for their pleasant fragrance. The wood of this tree has a deodorant quality, and will be burned in hearth-fires to remove foul smells from a house.

Ecology

Rarity
Common
Distribution
Sub-tropical to sub-arctic, forests and savanna.
Life Cycle
Flowering in early spring, this fruit tree produces harvest-able fruit by mid-to-late summer. A second flowering will occur after the fruit has been harvested or dropped.

Uses

Cultivation
A frequent addition to many orchards due to the early harvest, allowing other fruit to be harvested later in the year.
Culinary
edible (fruit)
Medicinal
Other
deodorant (wood), decorative (flowers)

Culture

Wreaths made from the branches bearing the second flowering are often given as housewarming gifts, to promote a healthy, and happy new home.

Stories

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