Apples are thousands of years old and first originated in Asia.
Currently, there are more than 7,500 varieties of apple, although not all are suitable for raw consumption.
How much do apples weigh?
The average weight of a large Golden Delicious apple will be around 7.5 ounces (215 grams).
A medium sized apple will weigh approximately 6 ounces (169 grams), and a small one will be around 4.5 ounces (129 grams).
Amazingly, the only apple which is native to North America is the crab apple.
Many of them will be grown for a specific purpose such as cider making or for cooking. Some cultivars include Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Pink Lady, Bramley, Jonagold.
The average apple tree will take around 4-5 years to bear its first fruits.
In 2014 more than 80 million tons of apples were produced with almost half of them going to China.
Apples are normally sold in bushels which are 4.5-5.4 kilos or approximately 32 apples.
The average apple tree will produce enough apples to fill 20 boxes which will each weigh around 20 kilos.
You will need just over 900 grams of apples to make a 9-inch apple pie.
A Japanese Sekai Ichi apple will cost you just over $21.
In many different cultures, apples can represent health, love, and fertility.
The average medium-sized apple will contain around 60 calories.
~ Fun Fact ~
The science of apple growing is known as pomology.