APPLES

 

                                                          Apples!!

 

 

Did you know that Folklore has it that an ancient Greek who wanted to propose to a woman would only have to toss her an apple.  If she caught it, he knew she had accepted the offer

European settlers to America brought with them their favorite fruits which were much better than the native crab apple. The colonists used apples to eat, make cider, vinegar and hard cider. As the colonists explored the frontier and moved from east to west, the apple went with them. Now the apple is grown commercially in 36 states.

 

Some Facts:

  • There are 7,500 different apple varieties, 2,500 grown in the US.
  • Washington, New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia are the top apple growing states.
  • They can be as small as a cherry or as large as a grapefruit
  • Apples do not grow from seeds, they are grafted or budded
  • Some apple trees live to be a hundred
  • Most apples have only 5 seeds, some have ten
  • Red Delicious is the most widely grown, Golden Delicious is second
  • Two pounds of apples make a 9 inch pie
  • A medium apple is about 80 calories
  • Apples are a great source of fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber
  • The Pilgrims planted the first US apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology
  • 25 percent of an apple’s volume is air. That is why they float
  • The largest apple picked weighed three pounds

Thanks to Mott’s for this info! 

Look for Apple recipes to follow

 

Judy 

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