Apples – botanical fun facts

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We’re just starting off another great apple harvest at BC Farm Fresh. Apples are fabulous to eat right off the tree and are great in all sorts of baking and cooking recipes. Apple pies, apple sauce, apple cider – you name it, they’re all very tasty and enjoyable. They’re such a versatile fruit. We’ve been enjoying them here at BC Farm Fresh. There’s been a lot of taste tasting and comparing to see which one is our personal favorite. For many of us it’s all about the flavour and crunch.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be providing you with some fun facts about apples that we hope you enjoy. Be warned a lot has been written about this very popular fruit!


Botanical fun facts

  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • The fear of apples is known as Malusdomesticaphobia. (Try and say that five times fast!) This phobia gets its name from the scientific name of apples, which is Malus domestica.
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.
  • The crab apple is the only apple native to North America
  • The Roman Goddess Pomona is the goddess of apples.


At BC Farm Fresh we all sincerely hope that you don’t suffer from Malusdomesticaphobia.