Apples are a fat-free food. One apple provides as much dietary fiber as a bowl of bran cereal. Apples are loaded with pectin, a soluble fiber that aides digestion and may help reduce cancer and heart disease. The complex carbohydrates in apples give your body a longer, more even energy boost compared to high-sugar snacks. They also provide boron, an essential trace element that helps harden bones. Strong bones help prevent osteoporosis. We have a wide variety of fresh apples here at the Garden Factory. Check out the varieties we have now!
We sell the freshest apples at a great low price!
Fun Apple Facts
- It takes approx. 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider.
- An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted. A dwarf tree starts bearing in 3-6 years.
- Apples are a member of the rose family of plants along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.
- Apples are grown in every state in the continental United States.
- Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
- Apples are fat, sodium and cholesterol free.
- A medium size apple has about 80 calories.
- 25% of an apple's volume is air that is why they float.
- Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually fade to white.
- It takes the energy of 50 leaves to produce one apple.
- Americans eat approximately 16.4 pounds of apples every year.
- Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall.
- Apples are the second most valuable fruit in the United States, oranges are first, followed by grapes.
- Red Delicious is the most popular and most produced apple in the United States, Golden Delicious is second.
- The largest apple ever picked weighed 3 lbs. 2 oz.
- 2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.
- 7500 varieties of apples are grown around the world.
- The largest U.S. apple crop on record was 277.3 million bushels in 1998.
- A peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds. (There are 4 pecks in a bushel)
- A bushel of apples weighs approx. 42 pounds and will yield 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
- Top apple producing states include New York, Washington, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan and California.
- Apples ripen ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.
Varieties we carry: (Sold by the Pound)