Did you know?

We all know apples never fall far from the tree. But did you know behind every crisp, juicy bite is a ton of history, know-how, and hard work?

 

Gloss red Washington apples floating in water

APPLES FLOAT BECAUSE THEY ARE 25% WATER

  • It takes the energy from 50 apple tree leaves to produce one apple
  • The average apple contains 5 seeds
  • The science of growing apples is called pomology
  • The star-shaped bottom of an apple is called its calyx
  • At room temperature, apples ripen 10 times faster than when refrigerated

THE AVERAGE AMERICAN EATS 16 POUNDS OF FRESH APPLES EACH YEAR

  • Archaeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples for more than 8,500 years!
  • Apples originated in Kazakhstan and were carried east by traders on the Silk Road
  • The only apple native to North America is the crabapple

JOHNNY APPLESEED WAS A REAL GUY!

READ HIS STORY


WASHINGTON GROWS MORE APPLES THAN ANY OTHER STATE

  • 10 – 12 billion apples are harvested in Washington each year — if you put them all side by side, they would circle the earth 29 times
  • Every apple is picked by hand to prevent bruising
  • Apples are Washington’s largest agricultural product — they grow on over 175,000 acres of orchards
  • Washington growers produce 6 out of every 10 apples consumed in the United States
Learn how Washington apples are harvested, packed, and shipped fresh all over the world

MORE THAN 7,500 APPLE VARIETIES ARE GROWN WORLDWIDE


FUN WITH APPLES

Print and play these apple-themed games and puzzles! You’ll find everything from fun word searches to playful coloring sheets.

SEE THEM ALL

Looks
good,
Tastes
good,
Good for
you

AN APPLE A DAY

It’s sound advice! Every apple provides 20% of your recommended daily fiber, tons of vitamins, and so much more.