How Apple Fruit Size Is Determined and Affected

An apple’s size is determined by the cells that make up the apple. The number of cells, size of each cell, and air space between cells all can play roles in fruit size. An average-sized apple has about 50 million cells. Some apples achieve their larger size by having a larger number of cells, and some achieve their larger size by having larger-sized cells.

Most apple growers¬†strive to produce larger-sized fruit. To achieve this goal,¬†growers should consider the …

Effect of Temperature on Apple Trees

Tree death or decline may be caused by several factors. For new trees, roots can dry out or freeze during shipping, or after shipment or purchase, they can become desiccated if not planted, healed-in, or watered immediately. In this case, trees generally fail to produce any new growth or develop only a few leaves and subsequently collapse. Lack of water after planting, usually greater in areas with higher soil temperatures during the growing season, will result in foliar wilting and/or …