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Picked Red Apples
Picked Red Apples

Q: Why did the football player miss the game?
A: He had Appled hamstring.

Apple Facts

There are more than 7,500 known cultivars of apples. Different cultivars are bred for various tastes and uses, including cooking, eating raw, and cider production. Trees and fruit are prone to a number of fungal, bacterial, and pest problems, which can be controlled by a number of organic and non-organic means. In 2010, the fruit's genome was sequenced as part of research on disease control and selective breeding in apple production.

Green Apples
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Fun facts about apples

Q: When is an
apple grouchy?
A: When it’s a
crab apple.
Apples in a Crate


Pick a Peck of Apples

A peck of apples weighs about 10.5 lbs. A Bushel of apples weights about 42 lbs. 

An Apple a Day

Apples contain no fat, sodium or cholesterol and are a good source of fiber.



Apple Varieties 

More than 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States, but only the crabapple is native to North America.


It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.


Apple Production

An apple trees take four to five years to produce its first fruit.

How many NC?

Up to 4 million bushels of apples can be produced in a given year in North Carolina. 



10 Best Substitutes for APPLESAUCE in Baking!
From Whiskful Cooking

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Apple Harvest

More AppleSauce and Apple Juice Substitutes

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An apple for every taste

There is an apple variety for every taste and use. Some are sweet, some tart, but all are best when they're fresh from the tree. As they ripen, apples become softer and sweeter because of the formation of natural sugars. The outstanding qualities and uses of the varieties which make up the bulk of NC’s production are listed below

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Red Delicious

Rome Beauty

Golden Delicious

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Granny Smith 


is the world’s most widely planted apple. It has a thin bright red skin with a mildly flavored fine-grained white flesh. Excellent for eating fresh as a snack or in salads.

is the ultimate baking and cooking apple and yet it is also good for fresh eating. It is a very smooth red apple with a slightly juicy flesh. The flavor of this variety grows richer when baked in your favorite recipe.

 is an apple with firm white flesh which retains its shape and rich mellow flavor when baked or cooked. The skin is so tender that it does not require peeling for most recipes. This apple is one that will stay white longer when cut and therefore is great for salads.

apples have a juicy cream-colored to yellowish flesh with a tart wine-like flavor. They hold up well in storage and are often used as cooking and cider apples as well for fresh snacks.

apples have a mouthwatering tartness. They are distinguished by a bright green appearance, crisp bite and sour apple flavor. Flavor is pronounced when baked and the texture is known for holding up well.

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apples are usually medium to smaller in size with a distinctive red and yellow striped heart-shaped appearance. They have a noticeably sweet flavor and aroma and are excellent for kids as a snack.

is a large newer variety with a rich full tangy sweet flavor. The color is an attractive orange-red with light striping over a yellow background. It is juicy and crunchy and is becoming one of the world’s most preferred eating apples.

is a medium to large early maturing apple with a cream-colored flesh and mildly sweet flavor. Appearance is similar to a Golden Delicious with an orange blush.

is a newer variety apple with exceptionally sweet flavor. It is becoming a favorite for both fresh eating and desserts. The appearance of this apple is yellow-green with red highlights but people recognize it not for the way it looks but how it tastes. Known for holding up well in storage.

apples are light green to yellowish white in appearance. This juicy apple has a sweet, rich, full flavor. Its texture is firm and very dense. Crunchier and tarter than Golden Delicious.

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Pink Lady




apples have a unique rich spicy flavor with a firm texture. These apples hold up very well in storage.

 apples are exceptionally crisp and juicy with a well-balanced flavor and good storage life.

is a McIntosh type apple with longer shelf life and better color and flavor. Aromatic and crisp with creamy white juicy flesh.

is one of the newest apples on the market with a crisp sweet/tart flavor. This is a very attractive medium sized apple with a pink blush over yellow undertone.


Tom Brown

The Appalachian Apple Hunter Who Saved 1200 Lost Varieties

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