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Five interesting facts about apples

December 2, 2018

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.

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