About Apples

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About Apples

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Health Facts

  • Apples are good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C
  • Apples contain no fat, cholesterol or sodium

How do you pick a good one?

  • Choose apples that are firm
  • Avoid apples with soft spots, bruises or discoloration

How do they grow?

Apple trees require fertile soil, adequate amounts of water, and grow best where the climate is hot during the day and cool at night.  Once the apple tree is planted, it takes about 2-3 years for the tree to produce fruit.  The apple tree will grown buds or short shoots which bloom into apple blossoms and form the fruit.  When the fruit is mature and ripe, the apples are hand picked.

Did you know?

  • Apples are in the rose family.
  • There are over 7,500 varieties of apples
  • New Jersey’s first apple seed was planted in 1639
  • You can reduce the fat and calories in baked goods by substituting applesauce for oil and/or sugar.

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