#thursdaythrive Apples

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#thursdaythrive   All about Apples!

  • More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
  • 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.
  • It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.