Apple is an important temperate fruit and mostly consumed fresh but a small part of the production is processed in to juices, jellies, canned slices and other items.
Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.
The apple tree is deciduous, generally 6 to 15 ft tall and 30 ft in width.
Apples are grown commercially in 32 states in USA. The 10 top apple-producing states are: Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, Virginia, North Carolina, Oregon, Ohio, Idaho. California being the leading state followed by New York and Michigan.