Apples are grown in a huge number of countries around the world, but the leading apple producers are China, the United States, Turkey, Poland and Italy. It is thought that the apple tree originated somewhere in central Asia between two and 10 million years ago.Know More
Over the course of human history, apple seeds were transported to various locations and people began to rely on apples for food. Apples were transported to China as early as 6500 B.C., and by the year 2000 B.C., apple trees were grown in parts of Europe.
The Romans started planting apple trees in England, but it wasn't until the 1600s that Europeans brought apple trees to North America. The first apple trees in North America were planted by pilgrims in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Before that time, crabapples were the only type of apple tree found in North America, but these are generally considered inedible.
Most apples sold in the United States are also grown in the country. In fact, apples are grown in all 50 states, although not all states grow them on a commercial scale. As of 2014, Washington is by far the biggest apple producing state, accounting for nearly 60 percent of all apples grown in the country. New York is the second-largest apple producer with around 11 percent, followed by Michigan, Pennsylvania and California.Learn more about Fruits & Veggies
Kiwi fruits grow in many areas around the world, including the United States, New Zealand, Chile, Italy, Greece and France. Of the kiwi-producing locations, Italy, Chile and New Zealand grow the highest number of kiwi. In the United States, most kiwis come from California, which produces less than the three leading export nations, but supplies the United States with most of its kiwi supply.Full Answer >
Crab apples are edible. They have a sour, sharp taste, but people can eat them in the same way as regular apples. Because of toxins, it is not advised to eat the seeds or the core.Full Answer >
Deserts are found all over the world in countries that include the United States, Chile, Botswana, Namibia, India, Somalia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Libya and Mongolia. In the United States, the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts are found in the southwest region. In northern Africa, the Sahara Desert covers an area that includes over 10 countries.Full Answer >
Apples, along with other types of fruit, begin to die the moment they are picked from the tree because they stop receiving vital nutrients, water and oxygen from the tree. The cells in apples break down and eventually die.Full Answer >