Living in Washington means that I could literally get exiled for not celebrating National Apple Day. It’s not on the law books or anything, but it’s pretty much an unspoken rule. I don’t know about you, but nothing says early fall to me like apple…well, apple everything. Canned, baked, sliced, you name it, I’m game.
Did you know that a bushel of apples weighs about 42 pounds? And a peck of apples weighs 10.5 pounds? So, that basically means, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck will get you 52.5 pounds of apple and a sore neck.
Apples are part of the rose family. Apple family reunions would also include pears, peaches, plums and cherries. The only apple tree native to North America is the crabapple–so the pilgrims planted their own apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. One average apple tree can produce about 20 bushels of apples each year–which is a darn good thing, because the average person eats about 65 apples per year.
Now what are you waiting for? Get out there and celebrate!
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