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Apple Facts

  • Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit.
  • Apples are propagated by two methods: grafting or budding.
  • The apple variety ‘Delicious’ is the most widely grown in the United States.
  • In Europe, France, Italy and Germany are the leading apple producing countries.
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Seas.
  • Apples were the favorite fruit of ancient Greeks and Romans.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.
  • Americans eat 19.6 pounds or about 65 fresh apples every year.
  • 25 percent of an apple’s volume is air. That is why they float.
  • The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.
  • Europeans eat about 46 pounds of apples annually.
  • The average size of a United States orchard is 50 acres.
  • Many growers use dwarf apple trees.
  • Charred apples have been found in prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland.
  • Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually fade to white.
  • Some apple trees will grow more than forty feet high and live more than one hundred years.
  • Most apples can be grown further 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 grown in the United States. Oranges are first.
  • In colonial time apples were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth.
  • United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) forecasts the 2000 apple crop to be at 254.2 million 42 pound cartons.
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