Oct 5 - Geezer's Blog - National Apple Betty Day

posted by Dave Lehner -

The Bottom Line: Delicious facts about apples!

The Full Story:

  • More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
  • Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.
  • Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
  • Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they are refrigerated.
  • Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit. The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 pounds.
  • Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • The top apple producers around the world are China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy. Apples account for 50-percent of international deciduous fruit tree production.
  • A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds. A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds.
  • It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.

 

Apple Betty Day

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