Apples 25 Percent Air

December 15, 2011 by staff 

Apples 25 Percent Air, Apple Facts
There are 7,500 different apple varieties worldwide, and 2,500 grow in the U.S.
Apples are grown commercially in 36 states. The top apple-growing states are Washington, New York, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania and Virginia
The state fruit of New York is the apple
The state flower of Michigan is the apple blossom
Apples can be as small as a cherry or as large as a grapefruit
Apple trees don’t grow from seeds — they are grafted or budded
Apple trees can live to be 100 years old
Most apples have only five seeds, but some may have as many as 10 and others may have no seeds at all
Sixty-one percent of apples are eaten fresh and 39 percent are processed into juice and sauce
Red Delicious is the most widely grown apple followed by Golden Delicious
Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, yellows.
Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in the United States.
A medium apple is about 80 calories.
Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
The science of apple growing is called pomology.
25 percent of an apple’s volume is air. That is why they float.
The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.

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