Apple Varieties – Quick Facts

This morning I had an apple, as I usually do. A rather big one, if you would ask me. In fact, that just changed, because I found out about the largest apple, and I had to reconsider the size of the one I had this morning. OK, let’s start this once again – “this morning I had a tiny apple, as usual, and so I had a great day, good enough to come here and tell you a few quick facts about apple varieties.”

That should be better, I guess, and before we get to the apple varieties part, one more thing – I won’t tell you anything about the largest apple today, I have to research the subject a bit more, maybe I can find some pictures with some apples over 1 kg, that would be awesome!

Good, these being said, let’s check a few interesting facts on apple varieties I’ve been able to find earlier today:

– In the United States, over 2,500 apple varieties of apples are being grown.

– No less than 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world, although some sources claim this number to be as high as 10,000!

– I know it sounds strange, at least to me, but only 100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in the United States, so I wonder what’s the story with the remaining 2,400…

– Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit, but there are also exceptions when it comes to “large apples,” but this will be a completely different story, as I mentioned already.

– One of the oldest apple varieties is the Lady Apple, also known as the Api apple. Even more, since this apple was traditionally used in Christmas decorations and stockings, it is also known as the Christmas Apple. This apple variety deserves a story of its own, so I’ll stop here now.

That’s all, folks, but we’ll get back to apple varieties as soon as I digg out more interesting info. In the meantime, feel free to drop a comment below if you know more! 😉

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3 Responses to Apple Varieties – Quick Facts

  1. Could you post some pictures too, AppleMadman?

  2. AppleMadman says:

    Sure, but I have to get some high quality pics, first. In fact, I’ll have a special “wallpapers” category here, pretty soon! 😉

  3. Cool! I will subscribe to your RSS feed then. Can’t wait! 🙂

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