Fun Apple Facts

With apple picking season just around the corner, now is a great time to plan your homeschool outing to the local orchard! Whether you stock up on fresh fruit for a healthy homeschool snack or to practice math skills as you make delectable desserts, exploring the local orchard is a fun way to get your family out of the house and keep your homeschooler learning as autumn approaches. Before you go, check out this infographic from AOP to learn a few fun facts about the apple industry and discover which varieties are best for making the foods your family loves.

Fun Apple Facts + Uses for the Most Popular Varieties

More than 7,500 apple varieties have been identified around the globe.

Though apples grow in every state in the continental U.S., states that produce the most apples include Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California, and Virginia.

In 2008, the average U.S. consumer ate more than 16 pounds of fresh apples.

Apples ripen 10 times faster at room temperature. To keep them fresh, store them in the fridge.

It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider.

The largest U.S. apple crop on record was harvested in 1998 and contained a whopping 277.3 million bushels.

15 Most Popular Varieties in the U.S. and How to Use Them

Sources:
http://www.nyapplecountry.com
http://usapple.org/

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