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Sep 11, 2015

Apple Activities & Apple Facts!

     Can you believe it’s already September? It’s my favorite time of the year as we near toward fall weather. I love when the leaves turn shades or orange and red. It’s also tradition of ours to go to the local “Apple Hill” in Amador County. There we eat apple doughnuts and drink apple cider- Yum! They also set up cute little shopping boutiques and share information about their local apple trees.
               Many of you in the classroom are teaching your students all about apples and the apple cycle. Here are some fun facts and activities to share with your students! 


Apples are a member of the rose family.
 Source: University of Illinois Extension

The largest apple picked weighed three pounds!
Source: University of Illinois Extension

 A bushel of apples weighs 42 pounds and yields 20-24 quarts of applesauce.
Source: University of Illinois Extension

Archeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500BC!
Source: University of Illinois Extension

Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but eventually fade to white
Source: University of Illinois Extension

 Apples are grown in all fifty states!

Apples trees can live for more than 100 years.

 Malusdomesticaphobia is the fear of apples. 

 There are more than 7,500 varieties of apples grown around the world. It would take you more than 20 years to try them all if you ate one a day!

I hope you enjoyed these fun apple facts!

If your students are learning about the apple cycle as well, check out the resource below! This resource contains TONS of apple activities! It also has information about Johnny Appleseed and American tall tales



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