The apple tree (Malus domestica) belongs to the rose family (Rosaceae). The flowers of the apple tree are small and white. The fruit of the tree is the apple and is known worldwide. The apple tree originates from Asia and came to Europe via trade routes during antiquity. Since then, the fruity fruit has become very popular worldwide and is of great economic importance. The tree can grow up to 10 metres high and needs a nutrient-rich soil..