We see apple tree seeds whenever we cut into or eat an apple. Many kids are quick to point out their Star pattern when the Apple is cut horizontally and some kids have even made them into Apple Star stamps! But how much thought have you given to the processes it takes for these tiny Apple tree seeds to become the cherished apple tree, covered each spring with beautiful apple blossoms.
APPLE TREE BACKGROUND
Apple trees have been cherished and cultivated for thousands of years by people of many cultures from every corner of the world.
The amazing and generous apple tree has been one of humanity’s favorite trees — growing alongside us throughout most of recorded history. It was perhaps 10,000 years ago that farmers in the mountains of Asia first began growing and “domesticating” apple trees. After thousands of years of cross-pollination, today’s seed-grown apple trees are genetically more related to crabapples than their wild ancestors.
Apple trees are members of the rose family, and are generally small- to medium-sized trees which burst with lovely five-petaled white-to-pink blooms each spring and adorn themselves with ripening orbs of growing fruit throughout the summer.
WHAT’S IN THE KIT?
This Apple tree germination kit provides everything needed to grow an heirloom apple tree (Malus pumila) from seed, including seeds, growing medium, mini-greenhouse, and detailed growing instructions.
Whether you are looking for something to complement a homeschool unit, enhance a classroom school unit or just do something fun and a bit magical, grow kits are one of those processes that are fun and hands on for children and really hit home leaving memories forever.
Pair this with our Johnny Apple Seed Book!