The fruit is good for blood pressure patients as it clears cholesterol. Acting as an aid in digestion, it is rich in fibre and is diabetes- friendly. Antioxidants in apple help prevent cancer.
Loamy soil with a pH of 5.5-6.5 and enriched with high organic content is highly suitable for apple plants. Also, well - drained soil with no water logging is the preferred type of soil for apples.
The most suitable temperature for the growth of apples range 21 - 24 degree celsius. Also, an annual rainfall of 100-125 cm is apt for the growth of apple trees.
For obtaining high yields, 115 cm per annum irrigation with a frequency of 14- 20 watering per irrigation is most suitable. In summer, an interval of 6- 10 days, while in winter, the irrigation period should be 3- 4 weeks.
The mostly used weedicides are gammaxone (0.5%), or glyphosate at the rate of 800 ml per hectare will control weeds and stop their groeth for 4-5 months.
The top 10 varieties include the amri apple, McIntosh apple, Granny Smith, Honeycrisp, Chaubattia Anupam, Golden Delicious, Sunehari, Fuji apple, Tydeman's Early, and Red Delicious.