1.Apple trees take 4-5 years to produce their first apple.
2.Approximately 36 apples are required to produce 1 gallon of apple cider.
3.The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
4.Apples float in water because they are 25% air.
5.2/3 of the fiber and many antioxidants are found in the apple peel.
6.The average person eats 65 apples each year.
7.Most apples are still picked by hand.
8.The first apples in the US were planted by the Pilgrims in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
9.Producing 1 apple requires the energy of 50 leaves.
10.In 1768 the first apples were exported from America, some of which were sent to Ben Franklin in London.
So you can see where the phrase, "as American as apple pie." comes from! Apples are highly consumed by Americans, and can be cooked/bake many different ways. We will have plenty of apples on hand this weekend as well as apple products and foods. Plus, don't miss out on our Apple Pie Eating Contests!