Apple Tree – Fruit Tree Royalty
The apple tree grows in more parts of the world than any other fruit tree, and belongs to the same scientific family as roses. Apple trees need well-drained soil to grow and a period of cool winter weather to rest before the fruit-growing season. Apple is often called the king of fruits. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. And that’s true, because it has vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates.
Apples are grown for eating, cooking, and juicing. They are also preserved as jams, jellies, apple butter, and chutneys. Apples may be red, green, greenish yellow, pink, or orange. They are about 5 to 10 centimeters wide.
There are thousands of varieties of apple. Apples contain fruit sugars, fiber, and the vitamins A and C.
Humans discovered the apple a long time ago. There are pictures of apples carved on stone by Stone Age people, and apples are mentioned in the Bible.
– Apple pie is a symbol of America.
– The most favorite fruit of the ancient Greeks and Romans was the apple.
– To make one liter of apple cider you need 36 apples.
– The oldest apple tree is growing in Manhattan. It was planted in 1647.
– The world’s leading apple producer is China.
– Different varieties of apples have a different number of seeds.
– Apple Blossom is a state flower of Michigan.
– The medium-sized apple contains about 80 calories.
– The native land of apples is the territory occupied by the present Kazakhstan. No wonder its capital is called Alma-Ata (Almaty), which means “the father of apples”.
– Archaeologists say that the apple tree is the first tree cultivated by our ancestors in 6,500 BC.
– If you throw an apple in the water, it will not sink, because it consists of a quarter of air.
– Druids believe that the apple tree patronizes people born on December 23 – January 1 and June 25 – July 4, giving them tenderness, romanticism and the ability to love.
– The alchemists used an apple as a symbol of knowledge.
– In India and South America, there are religious sects that worship the apple as a symbol of life.
– The heaviest apple in the world weighed 1.3 kg.
– It was an apple that on Newton’s head. There was only one apple tree in Newton’s garden. The legendary tree survived Newton for almost a hundred years and died during a severe thunderstorm in 1820, and the chair made from it is stored in a private collection in England.
– A bitten apple is a logo the computer company Apple Macintosh.
– In 1968, The Beatles founded Apple Records. Even when the Liverpool four disbanded the label continued to work releasing albums of other performers.
– Since the 30s of the last century, New York has been called Big Apple.