12 Facts About Apples


Apples have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe and were brought to North America by European colonists.

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Apples have religious and mythological significance in many cultures, including Norse, Greek, and European Christian tradition.

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Apples grown from seed tend to be very different from those of their parents, and the resultant fruit frequently lacks desired characteristics.

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Apples are diploid, have 17 chromosomes and an estimated genome size of approximately 650 Mb.

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Apples were introduced to North America by colonists in the 17th century, and the first apple orchard on the North American continent was planted in Boston by Reverend William Blaxton in 1625.

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Apples appear in many religious traditions, often as a mystical or forbidden fruit.

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Apples have been acclimatized in Ecuador at very high altitudes, where they can often, with the needed factors, provide crops twice per year because of constant temperate conditions year-round.

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Apples are harvested using three-point ladders that are designed to fit amongst the branches.

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Apples are commonly stored in chambers with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and high air filtration.

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Apples can be consumed in various ways: juice, raw in salads, baked in pies, cooked into sauces and spreads like apple butter, and other baked dishes.

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Apples are sometimes used as an ingredient in savory foods, such as sausage and stuffing.

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Apples are an important ingredient in many desserts, such as apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp and apple cake.

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