Fall is here and it’s apple season!
A few fun facts about apples…
Apples are part of the rose family, just like pears and plums
The apple tree originatedinCentral Asia. They have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists.
There are more than 8,000 varietiesof apples – the largest variety of fruit to exist.
Apples are one of the most widely grown tree fruit.
Apple trees take4 to 5 years to produce their first fruit.
Apples contain high levels of boron, which stimulates electrical activity of the brain and increases mental alertness.
A medium sized apple contains 80 calories.
Apples float in water because they are 25% air.
There is a classic story thatSir Isaac Newtoncame up with his law of gravity when an apple fell on his head.
The most famous saying involving apples is,“An apple a day keeps the doctor away.”