the REST of the pictures on this page will give you a better overall feel for this wood
apple / Malus spp. and Pyrus spp.
both of the family Rosaceae
There are at least two dozen Malus species and a dozen Pyrus species that have apple as all or part of one or more of their common names. In addition, there are almost another 200 species from another 60 genera that also have apple as all or part of one or more of their common names.
5" x 5" flat cut, 3" x 3" quartersawn, 1" wide end grain, and a 1/4" x 1/4" end grain closeup.
Smooth grained, fine texture, diffuse porous with very small pores more dense in the earlywood and marginal parenchyma, growth rings distinct, sapwood is thick, demarcation between dark heartwood and light sapwood is fairly sharp.
Because the trees tend to be modest in size, apple is not generally available as lumber but is readily available in the craft market in small sizes. European apple is sometimes available as small sized lumber
NOTE: these pics were all taken in very bright incandescent lighting ("soft white" at 2700K)
colors will vary under other lighting conditions