5 Interesting facts about the apple
December 24, 2016 12:19am CST
I have a couple apple trees and make full use of the apples they produce. We all know they are delicious and healthy but here are some interesting facts about the apple. 1. The apple is a rose in a different form. It is in fact a member of the rose family. 2. Apples have religious significance in some European cultures. 3. There are more genes in the apple than in humans and any other plant studied so far. Humans have about 30,000, apples about 57,000. 4. Don't eat the apple seeds as they are toxic. A few would not harm you but too many can cause cyanide poisoning. 5. The apple plant originated in Central Asia For me the best thing about apples is apple pie. How do you like them apples?
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• Peoria, Arizona
24 Dec 16
Those are some pretty handy facts. The think I know about apples is that I ate so many as a kid that if I eat apples now, I cannot have more than one every few days or else I get really sick! haha so much for an apple away keeps the doctor away
• United Kingdom
24 Dec 16
Apples are very interesting indeed. The county I live in is called kent. It is known as the Garden of England. We have two facilities in Kent. One is a research facility and have every type of apple on earth. They seeds are stored for future should a variety become endangered. There is also another place where they grow thousands of varieties of apple along with pears, cherries and plums. You can go on a blossom tour around the county to see all the fruit trees in bloom. There is a set route to take so you can admire the beautiful scenery. As you can imagine it gets very busy with lots of tour busses and individuals driving around the circuit. Our most famous apple we use for cooking purposes is called Bramley. This variety is tart but delicious in pies.