September 28, 2012

Did You Know. . .

that apples are grown in all 50 states?

that 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world?
America's longest-lived apple tree was reportedly planted in 1647 by Peter Stuyvesant in his Manhattan orchard and was still bearing fruit when a derailed train struck it in 1866?
that the Granny Smith apple was named for Mrs. Maria Anne Smith of Ryde, New South Wales, Australia, who is said to have found it in her backyard  in1868?


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