Friday, April 24, 2015

'Apple'ing Fun Facts by Caleb Price

  • More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.
  • Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.
  • 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.

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