The wood of the apple tree (Pirus Malus) is heavy and hard. In earlier times they have made parts which have a high mechanical stress.Apfelholz06

The sometimes very wide sapwood has a whitish-yellow color; heartwood is skin color, light to deep brown. The different colors of heartwood and sapwood can be used to achieve amazing effects with small carvings. Therefore the grain itself is not very noticeable.

The nucleus tends to become dark, almost black zones..