Apples are one of the most popular, tasty, versatile fruits on the planet. They have been a favorite snack for centuries.
So how much does a bushel of apples weigh?
Approximately 126 average-sized apples make up a bushel of apples.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a bushel of apples weighs around 48 pounds (21 kg).
A bushel of dried apples weighs 24 pounds (10 kg).
How Much Does A Half Bushel Of Apples Weigh?
A half bushel of apples weighs approximately 24 pounds (10 kg).
Apples come in a wide range of varieties and colors. Green, yellow, red, and pink are the main colors.
Their colors are determined by a natural pigment called anthocyanins.
Asia and Europe were the first continents to grow and harvest this type of fruit thousands of years ago.
Today, apples have become one of the most popular foods in every country in the world. As the popularity of the apple has grown, more varieties have emerged.
Popular apple varieties that are sold today include:
- Golden delicious
- Granny Smith
- Honey crisp
- Ida red
- Red delicious
But it’s believed there could be 5,000 to 20,000 different varieties altogether!
Apples are sold individually in all kinds of containers or by weight.
Often, they are sold in a unit called a bushel, which is also a type of container.
Over the years, different people had a different understanding about what a bushel was. To clarify the issue, the Department of Agriculture clearly specifies what a bushel of apples really is.
~ Fun Fact ~
The United States is the second largest producer of apples in the world. A total of 32 states grow apples commercially. Approximately 7,500 apple producers harvest over 240 million bushels every year. That’s A LOT of apples!