There are more than 7,500 apple varieties wordwide with more than 2,500 varieties are grown in the US where its the second most-valued grown fruit.
Come in all shades of red, green, and yellow as well as tastes such as sweet, tart and many mixed varieties.
Fat-free, cholesterol free, has 5 grams of fiber, are a delicious snack and is a great low-calorie substitution in baking.
Research shows that apples originated in the Middle East between the Caspian and Black Sea. Reported the longest-lived apple tree was plated in 1647 and only stopped bearing fruit when a derailed train struck the tree in 1866.
One tree on average can harvest enough apples to fill 20 boxes. However, one apple tree can take up to 4-5 years to produce their first fruit.
Apples can be eaten fresh, cooked, canned, juiced, pureed, frozen, fermented and so much more! They can be made into many tasty, healthy and not so healthy dishes. Check out our recipes for some inspiration!