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Apple Facts

  • Total apple production in 2001 was 229 million cartons valued at $1.5 billion.
  • The largest U. S. apple crop was 277.3 million cartons in 1998.
  • In 1999 the People’s Republic of China led the world in apple production followed by the United States.
  • Apples have 5 seeds. There are five seed pockets, each with a seed, in an apple.
  • China is the leading producer of apples with over 1.2 billion bushels grown in 2001.
  • World’s top apple producers are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy.
  • The Lady or Api apple is one of the oldest varieties in existence.
  • 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.
  • America’s longest-lived apple tree was reportedly planted in 1647 by Peter Stuyvesant in his Manhattan orchard and was still bearing fruit when a derailed train struck it in 1866.
  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.
  • A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds.
  • A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
  • Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since lat least 6500 B.C.
  • The world’s larges 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.
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