Thursday, October 6, 2011

National Apple Month

October is National Apple Month. And as they say "A apple a Day keeps the Doctor away" and they are a tasty treat. Most people think that apples in October mean bobbing for apples or carmel covered apples for Halloween. Apples can be used for so many things: juice in the morning, cider at night, pie for dessert or with applesauce next to a pork chop. I always love a good carmel covered apple from the county fair.

Here are  some fun facts about apple for National Apple Month:

2 pounds of apples = 1 9inch pie
2500 varieties of apples are grown in USA
Apples are grown in all 50 states
Apples are a member of the Rose Family
Largest apple ever picked weighed in at 3 pounds
A peck of apples weighs: 3 pounds
A bushel of apples weighs: 42 pounds
Average size of American apple orchard = 50 acres
It takes 36 apples = 1 gallon of cider
Apples are #2 most valuable fruit grown in the USA
7500 varieties of apples are grown world wide

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