Amazing Apples – Part Two
September is the start of the main apple harvest at BC Farm Fresh; to answer all your unasked questions, we have a three part series on apples for your entertainment. This is part two.
Number trivia fun facts
If you love number trivia; we’ve got some great apple trivia for you!
- The world’s largest apple peel was created by Kathy Wafler Madison on October 16, 1976, in Rochester, NY. It was 172 feet, 4 inches long. (She was 16 years old at the time and grew up to be a sales manager for an apple tree nursery.)
- It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider.
- Apples are 25% air, which is why they float in water. An amazing fact because most other solids sink in water. This why we can bob for apples at Halloween!
- The largest apple ever picked was 3 pounds 2 ounces – wow, that’s over a kilo!
- Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
- It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
Apples’ contributions to… fun facts
Apples have made amazing contributions to science medicine, love, and fairy tales!
- To science: Isaac Newton is said to have discovered the Law of Gravity when an apple fell on his head.
- To medicine: The most famous saying involving apples is, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” The original saying in old English adage was, “To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg his bread.”
- To love: The saying, “You are the apple of my eye,” is a romantic phrase often used to express great love.
- To fairy tales: Apples got a bad rap in Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, where the evil step-mother tries to kill Snow White using a poisoned apple.
This leads us at BC Farm Fresh to wonder where we would be without apples!