April 25—Today is the beginning of the Washington State Apple Blossom Festival in Wenatchee, WA. What is your favorite kind of apple?
Here are some fun facts about apples:
The science of apple cultivation is called Pomology.
The average person eats 65 apples every year.
Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and California produce the most apples in the US.
Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, and Granny Smith apples are the most popular varieties in the US.
The only variety to originate in North America is the Crabapple.
Apple trees only bear fruit after they reach the age of 5, but most trees can live to be over 100.
The tiniest apples are about the size of a pea, and the largest apples can be the size of a small pumpkin.
It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
There are more than 8,000 varieties of apples.
The fear of apples is called Malusdomesticaphobia.