What’s your favorite type of apple? In celebration of National Apple day we are sharing some of our fun facts about apples and giving you an offer for a FREE apple of your choice! When apple picking, remember to choose apples with smooth skin and few bruises that are bright and shiny!
Fun Apple Facts
- Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
- 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.
- Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
- A medium apple is about 80 calories.
- Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
- The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
- The science of apple growing is called pomology.
- Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
- The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.
- Some apple trees will grow over 40 feet high and live over 100 years.
- It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
- One of George Washington’s hobbies was pruning his apple trees.
- A bushel of apples weights about 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
- Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
- It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
- Don’t peel your apple! Two-thirds of the fiber and lots of antioxidants are found in the peel. Antioxidants help to reduce damage to cells, which can trigger some diseases.
- The top apple producing states are Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Virginia.
- The apple variety ‘Red Delicious’ is the most widely grown in the United States
Here are some Apple Varieties for Specific Uses:
|Jonathan||Yellow Transparent||Grimes Golden|
|Golden Delicious||Cortland||Rome Beauty|
|Stayman Winesap||Jonathan||Yellow Transparent|
|Franklin||Stayman Winesap||Golden Delicious|
|Prima||Rome Beauty||Stayman Winesap|