Saturday, March 5, 2011

Apple, apple, everywhere.....

Assalamualaikum,


Last night my freind called me and said that his Apple laptop was jammed. Hm, pity him but when I remember back what he said regarding his beloved Apple laptop, I just can smile. He's really proud of his Apple laptop. Talking about apple, I want to tell you all about the real apple in the context of fruit. Hikhik, I like to eat apple pie especially the Mc Donald Apple pie. So, I browse around and I found these:

  • The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.
  • Apples come in all shades of reds, greens, and yellows.
  • Two pounds of apples make one 9-inch pie.
  • Apple blossom is the state flower of Michigan.
  • 2,500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.
  • 7,500 varieties of apples are grown throughout the world.
  • 100 varieties of apples are grown commercially in the United States.
  • Apples are grown commercially in 36 states.
  • Apples are grown in all 50 states.
  • Apples are fat, sodium, and cholesterol free.
  • A medium apple is about 80 calories.
  • Apples are a great source of the fiber pectin. One apple has five grams of fiber.
  • The pilgrims planted the first United States apple trees in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.
  • The science of apple growing is called pomology.
  • Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
  • Most apples are still picked by hand in the fall.
  • Apple varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit.
  • Apples are propagated by two methods: grafting or budding.
  • The apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea.
  • Apples were the favorite fruit of ancient Greeks and Romans.
  • Apples are a member of the rose family.
  • Apples harvested from an average tree can fill 20 boxes that weigh 42 pounds each.
  • The largest apple picked weighed three pounds.
  • Europeans eat about 46 pounds of apples annually.
  • The average size of a United States orchard is 50 acres.
  • Many growers use dwarf apple trees.
  • Charred apples have been found in prehistoric dwellings in Switzerland.
  • Most apple blossoms are pink when they open but gradually fade to white.
  • Some apple trees will grow over 40 feet high and live over 100 years.
  • Most apples can be grown farther north than most other fruits, because they blossom late in spring, minimizing frost damage.
  • It takes the energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.
  • Apples are the second most valuable fruit grown in the United States. Oranges are first.
  • In colonial time, apples were called winter banana or melt-in-the-mouth.
  • The largest U. S. apple crop was 277.3 million cartons in 1998.
  • Apples have five seed pockets or carpels. Each pocket contains seeds. The number of seeds per carpel is determined by the vigor and health of the plant. Different varieties of apples will have different number of seeds.
Red apple

Green apple

and my friend's favourite logo

Apple Ipad logo

Hikhik, what happend to his Apple laptop? I tell you all later....



10 comments:

  1. i like that apple pie too!!.. but always defeated by the BIG MAC lol

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  2. Used to eat green apples with peanut butter..like apple juice too.

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  3. Apple yg last tu xle mkn lak..

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  4. yup! was introduced by an american friend :)..but not sure u'll like it or not..hehe

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Salam, thank you very much for speaking your mind..........

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