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Malus x domestica

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Orchard Apple

FAMILY: ROSACEAE

Malus x domestica - Orchard Apple
  • The orchard apple is of ancient hybrid origin. The Gravenstein is a cultivar that came to the U.S. from Germany in the early 1820s. It will not pollinate other apple trees.

  • Orchard apples seldom exceed 50’ in height.

  • Leaves are toothed.

  • Flowers are the typical apple blossom. Gravenstein fruit has red stripes on yellow.

  • Gravensteins are commercially grown in northwest California.

  • Orchard apples are rather common in Portland.

  • #204 is possibly the last remaining tree of an extensive apple orchard planted by Gideon Tibbetts who came to Oregon in 1847 and died in 1887.

  • #290 is over 160 years old; it is an Oregon State Heritage Tree and is recognized by the Home Orchard Society.

Tree #LocationDimensionsPhoto and Notes
204

4017 SE 9th Ave

Right of Way

65' Height

68' Spread

11.8' Circ.

This tree is a Gravenstein Apple in the upaved part of SE Center St. It is possibly the last remaining tree of an extensive apple orchard planted by Gideon Tibbetts who came to Oregon in 1847 and died in 1887.

Malus x domestica - Orchard Apple
290

4700-4799 SW Campbell Ct

Right of Way

40' Height

50' Spread

8.4' Circ.

This tree is a Yellow Bellflower Apple and is at the dead end of this street. It is over 160 years old and has great historical significance, being an Oregon State Heritage Tree and recognized by the Home Orchard Society.

Malus x domestica - Orchard Apple
321

5003 SE 34th Ave

Private - Front Yard

35' Height

40' Spread

9.5' Circ.

Malus x domestica - Orchard Apple