Pyongyang, March 27 (KCNA) -- There is a 110-year-old apple tree in Ryongjon-ri, Pukchong County, South Hamgyong Province, which is believed to be the oldest in Korea.
Its species is called Pukchong.
When visiting Ryongjon-ri in October Juche 48 (1959), President Kim Il Sung said the tree must be the original progenitor of apple trees in the country.
Beginning to live in 1898, the tree is 4.62 meters high and the perimeter of its lower part is 0.82 meters.
It yields tens of kilograms of apples each year, more than 410 apples in 2011.
The tree was designated as natural heritage No. 285.