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Mind flex: Amazing apple trivia

Test your knowledge with these bite-sized fun facts about apples.

  1. How many calories are in a medium-sized apple? 

  2. Which state has named the apple blossom its state flower? 

  3. What is the science of apple growing called? 

  4. How much did the largest recorded apple weigh? 

  5. How many varieties of apples are grown in the United States? 

  6. Where in the United States were the first apple trees planted?

  7. How many years does it take for an apple tree to produce its first fruit? 

  8. How many years does an apple tree live? 

  9. Which countries produce the most apples? 

  10. What are the top apple-producing states in the United States? 

  11. Which kind of apple is native to the United States? 

  12. Where did the apple tree originate? 

  13. Which flower family do apples belong to? 

  14. About how many acres is the average apple orchard? 

  15. What were apples called in the colonial era?

Answers

1. 80 calories 2. Michigan 3. Pomology 4. 3 pounds 5. 2,500 6. Massachusetts Bay Colony 7. 4 to 5 years 8. They can live over 100 years 9. China, United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy 10. Washington, New York, Michigan, Pennsylvania, California and Virginia 11. The crabapple 12. Between the Caspian Sea and the Black Sea 13. The rose 14. 50 acres 15. Banana or melt-in-the-mouth

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