(Malus Domestica Borkh.)
Apple trees rely big time on honey bees. These trees are self-incompatible and must cross-pollinate during the flowering season to develop fruit.
The history of apples begins in the Kazakhstan mountains thousands of years ago with the Malus sieversii -species. All modern apples (Malus domestic) decend from it. It is estimated that the apple was domesticated some 3 000 – 4 000 years ago