Donnie Appleseed Orchard


Did you know that:


  • It takes approximately 2 pounds of apples to make one 9-inch pie.


  • Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.


  • A medium apple is about 80 calories.


  • Apples are a great source of fiber pectin.  One apple has 5 grams of fiber.


  • Most apples are picked by hand in the Fall.


  • Apples are a member of the rose family!  So guys, buy a bag of apples from Donnie Appleseed Orchard for your anniversary or not :)


  • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.


  • Apples ripen six to ten times faster at room temperature than if they were refrigerated.


  • It takes about 36 apples to produce one gallon of apple cider.


  • In 2005, United States consumers ate an average of 46.1 pounds of fresh apples and processed apple products.


  • In 2005, there were 7,500 apple growers with orchards covering 379,000 acres.


  • Some apple trees have a life expectancy of over 100 years!


  • Apples are native to Central Asia.


  • Which apple varieties originated in Native America? Answer--- Only one, the Crabapple.  All the varieties we are accustomed to today came from the old world.


  • Apples can improve your memory!


  • Eating an apple before bed can help cleanse your teeth and it has been said that it will help whiten your teeth as well.


  • Humans have been eating apples for some time now --- from as far back as 6500 B.C.!


  • The most famous saying involving an apple is "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."  The original old English adage was "To eat an apple before going to bed, will make the doctor beg for his bread."


  • We can count the number of seeds in an apple only God can count the number of apples in a seed.