International Eat An Apple Day
International Eat An Apple Day is held on September 16. Third Saturday of Septembe. This event in the second decade of the month September is annual. Help us
Apple trees take 4-5 years to produce their first fruit. It takes the energy of 50 leaves to produce one apple. Apples will ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated. We know that you are quite familiar with the phrase “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” but what else do you know about the humble apple? It is a common English-language proverb that appeared in the 19th century. Apples contain 0 grams of fat or sodium and have no cholesterol.
Pilgrims planted the first U.S. apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Most apples are still picked by hand. The average person eats 65 apples a year.
International Eat An Apple Day has its origins in thousands of cultural feasts around the globe where the Apple is honored.
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