Malus pumila, is named for its fruit which are large, golden apples known for a 'rush' of flavor when bitten into. Pictured to the left are pink and white the apple blossoms the tree produces. This tree is the product of intentional breeding to create a fruit resistant to mildew, apple scab, and fire blight. NC State
You can help scientists understand how climate change is impacting this species by using the phenophase guide below to observe its lifecycle in Nature's Notebook.