Apple blossom meanings: Preference, promise
Apple blossom is the Michigan State flower, and also the state flower of Arkansas. There are, probably, nearly 1000 varieties of Apple blossom cultivated in the United States, and all of which are said to be derived from the Wild crab (Pyrus coronaria, Linn).
Apple blossom tree is a well-known tree, growing from 20 to 40 feet high, with rigid, crooked, spreading branches, and a rough, blackish bark. The apple tree is a native of Europe, and the Apple blossoms come from April to June. From the fruit, cider is manufactured, and both the fruit and its cider are much used for domestic and medicinal purposes.
Apple blossoms have Cherry pink and white petals. The Apple blossoms are very fragrant and scent the May landscape. The Apple blossoms are large expanding with the leaves, and borne in subumbellate corymbs. The calyx-tube of the Apple blossoms is urn-shaped, with limb 5-cleft. The pedicels and calyx on the Apple blossoms are villose-tomentose.
Apple blossoms have 5, roundish, or obovate petals, with short claws. The stamens of Apple blossoms are numerous and styles number 5. The Apple blossom's styles are united and villose at base. The fruit is greenish and ripens in September, and is typically 5-8 cm in diameter (rarely up to 15 cm) like a small apple; yellow-green, maturing in late summer.
Facts about Apple Blossoms
Trees under the section Malus are the finest flowering trees are those included, the type of which is the common Crab Apple (M. communis).
Apples have five seed pockets or carpels. Each pocket contains seeds.
The number of seeds per carpel is determined by the vigor and health of the plant.
Different varieties of apples will have different number of seeds.