Our apple growers do a fabulous job of growing all their different apple varieties. All we have to do is show up starting in mid-August to buy their amazing apples.
While you’re picking or buying those local apples; here are some interesting points to consider from the side of growing apples.
- Over 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.
- The science of apple growing is called pomology.
- The tiniest apple is about the size of a pea while there are some large varieties the size of small pumpkins.
- Apple blossoms are pinkish in color but they turn white as they get older.
- Honey bees are the most important pollinators of apple blossoms.
- Apples are ‘self-incompatible’ – you need two trees growing near each other to have successful pollination.
- Apple trees take four to six years to produce their first fruit and they can live for hundreds of years.
From BC Farm Fresh – do you realize that if you ate a different apple variety every day, it would take you over 20 years to sample all of those different apple varieties? Talk about choices!!