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Do you like apples?

Here are some cool apple trivia facts:

  • There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples!
  • Most apples trees came from Europe. The only apple native to North America is the sour Crabapple.
  • Washington is the #1 producer of apples in the U.S.
  • An Apple tree can grow up to 40 feet high.
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and Black seas.
  • An apple is about 25% air, which is why you can bob for apples because they float.
  • The largest apple ever picked was three pounds!
  • European settlers brought apple seeds with them in the 1600s.
  • McIntosh Apples were discovered in the late 1700’s by Canadian John McIntosh.
  • Apple trees can typically live over 100 years, and some have been known to live for 200 years.
  • The average person in the U.S. eats about 19 pounds of fresh apples a year, or around one apple per week.
  • Bobbing for apples began as a Celtic New Year tradition to try to determine one’s future husband or wife!
  • In ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage. Catching it was her acceptance.
  • To keep potatoes fresh and prevent sprouting, you can put an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
  • Is your apple ripe to eat? Cut open an apple. Brown seeds (not pale) and white flesh indicate a ripe apple.
  • Apples are fat free, and a great source of fiber.
  • Apples have been found to reduce the risk of a stroke.
  • Apples protect and enhance heart muscle. They also decrease tumor growth and incidence of cancer.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • President George Washington, pruned apple trees in his spare time.
  • There are over 7,500 varieties of apples!

What is your favorite apple? Do you know any other cool apple trivia? Please comment below.

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