We’re not sorry for that horrible pun of a blog title.

An apple is an edible fruit produced by an apple tree (Malus domestica). Apple trees are cultivated worldwide and are the most widely grown species in the genus Malus. The tree originated in Central Asia, where its wild ancestor, Malus sieversii, is still found today.

Here are our TOP TEN FACTS about Apples:

1- The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.

2- Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.

3- 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.

4- The science of apple growing is called pomology.

5- Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.

6- The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.

7- Apples are a member of the rose family.

8- Charred apples have been found in prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland.

9- Some apple trees will grow over 40 feet high and live over 100 years.

10 -It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.

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