Farm Facts: Apples

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Farm Facts: Apples

Fresh, juicy apples are abundant in the fall, popping up in delicious apple pies, refreshing apple cider and ready for picking at lots of Tennessee orchards. Take a look at some interesting facts about the fruit:

  • About 65 percent of the U.S. apple crop is grown for fresh consumption, while the rest goes for processing, including juice and fresh slices.
  • The United States grows nearly 100 varieties of apples in commercial production. The top varieties are Red Delicious, Gala and Golden Delicious.
  • The United States has approximately 7,500 apple producers who grow the fruit on approximately 363,000 acres.
  • Apples are produced in all parts of Tennessee.
  • Typically, Tennessee produces close to 9 million pounds of apples between June and the end of October.

SEE ALSO:  Adams Family Uses Orchard Fresh Apples in Favorite Recipe

Source: usapple.org, news.tn.gov

Now that you’re caught up on apple knowledge, learn how to peel, core and chop and apple, then make any of our delicious apple recipes.

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