Apple Facts

  • An apple is a type of fruit that is grown on an apple tree.
  • It is called a pomaceous fruit because the plant that it grows on flowers. The flowers on an apple tree are pink or white.
  • Most apples are ready to be harvested in autumn.
  • There’s more than 7,000 varieties of apples grown in the world today and about 2,500 in the United States, but the crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
  • The fruit comes in many different shapes and sizes.
  • Apples also can be found in a large ranges of colors. Red, yellow, orange and green apples can be found in most grocery stores.
  • Some apples are extremely good for eating while others are primarily used for cooking.
  • Apples are used to make apple juice, cider, vinegar, apple sauce and many different kinds of desserts.
  • Apples contain Vitamin C as well as many other antioxidants.
  • Apples are also a good source of fiber.
  • Scientists and doctors are beginning to believe there might be some truth in the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away!”