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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