Return to Main Page

General Info

Originating in Kazakhstan and carried by traders along the Silk Road, apples were one of the first fruits to be cultivated. Grafting tree cuttings onto rootstock preserved the variety of apple. As immigrants came to America, many brought with them apple seeds, which when planted gave way to a variety of apples.

Braeburn apples originated from New Zealand in the 1950's from what is believed to be the combination of Lady Hamilton and Granny Smith seedling. They are named after the orchard where they were first grown. This spicy, aromatic, juicy, crisp and firm apple is perfect for eating out of hand, in desserts, for cooking and baking.

Health Benefits:
Research suggests a link between the consumption of apples and many health benefits including weight loss, the increase of antioxidants and immunity boosting, the prevention and reduction of memory loss, a variety of cancers and positive strides in lung health, heart health and metabolic syndrome.

Trivia

Bobbing for apples? Apples float due to the fact that 25% of their volume is air.

The United States is the world's second largest apple producer, China is the largest. Washington State is largest apple producing state.

Americans eat about 19.6 pounds of fresh apples annually, compared to about 46 pounds consumed annually by residents of European Countries.

China is now the world's largest apple producer, followed by the U.S. in second place.

On Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, apples are eaten with honey to symbolize a sweet new year.

Americans eat about 19.6 pounds of fresh apples annually, compared to about 46 pounds consumed annually by residents of European Countries.

The apple is a member of the rose family.