Apples in history

Time for a look at apples throughout history; they’ve been popular for over 8,000 years!








  • Archaeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C. Charred apples have been found in prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland.
  • Apples were the favorite fruit of ancient Greeks and Romans. In fact, in ancient Greece, tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage; catching it was acceptance.
  • In colonial time, apples were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth
  • Newton Pippin apples were the first apples exported from America in 1768, some were sent to Benjamin Franklin in London.
  • The game of apple-bobbing began as a Celtic New Year tradition for trying to determine one’s future spouse.

From BC Farm Fresh; be careful who you throw those apples to!