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Fun Facts About Apples

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Fun Facts About Apples

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The world's largest apple peel was created by Kathy Wafler Madison on October 16, 1976, in Rochester, NY. It was 172 feet, 4 inches long. (She was 16 years old at the time and grew up to be a sales manager for an apple tree nursery.)

It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.

An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted. A dwarf tree starts bearing in 3-6 years.

Apples are a member of the rose family of plants along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.

Apples come in all shades of reds, greens and yellows.

Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.

2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.

7500 varieties of apples are grown around the world.

100 varieties of apples are commercially grown in the United States.

Apples are grown commercially in 36 states.

Apples are fat, sodium and cholesterol free. And they taste great too!

A medium apple has about 80 calories.

Apples are a great source of pectin, a soluble fiber. One apple has 5 grams of fiber.

The pilgrims planted the first US apples trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.

The science of apple growing is called pomology.

Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall.

Americans eat 19.6 pounds of apples every year.

25 percent of an apple’s volume is air, that’s why they float.

Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually fade to white.

Most apple trees can be grown farther north than most other fruits because they blossom late in spring, minimizing frost damage.

It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.

Apples are the second most valuable fruit in the United States. Oranges are first.

The largest U.S. apple crop was 277.3 million bushels in 1998.

Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since 6500 BC.

Newton Pippin apples were the first apples exported from America in 1768, some were sent to Benjamin Franklin in London.

In 1730 the first apple nursery was opened in Flushing, New York.

One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.

A peck of apples weight 10.5 pounds.

A bushel of apples weight 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.

Apples ripen or soften ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.

2 comments:

jagath said...

apples float? oh thats interesting a havent seen it..ll try it now...thanks for sharing facts about ma fav fruit

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krishna kashyap av said...

Great information.
I really love apples and the
information has made it big.
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