Apple Facts!

  • Apple trees take 4-5 years to produce their first fruit
  • 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world
  • A medium apple is about 80 calories
  • The crab-apple is the only apple native to North America
  • Most apples are still hand picked in the fall
  • Apples provides 5 grams of the fibre pectin
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea
  • Apples are part of the rose family
  • A bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds and will make 20-24 quarts of applesauce
  • Apples account for 50 percent of the world’s decidous fruit tree production
  • The largest apple picked weighed three pounds

courtesy of Inside Milton Magazine Oct 2011