Five interesting facts about apples
Have a red one today
Each year, Dec. 1 brings Eat a Red Apple Day. That means you should enjoy one today (Saturday).
Only one originated here
The crabapple is the only apple native to North America. But 2,500 varieties are now grown in the U.S.
It pays to be patient
Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
Record crop came 20 years ago
The largest U. S. apple crop was 277.3 million cartons in 1998.
No refrigeration needed
Apples ripen six to 10 times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.