Today I continue my quest in creating and posting one block a day of the fabulous That Town And Country Quilt by the lovely Susan-Claire Mayfield. This is day two hundred and ninety-two of that project.
If you are in a climate that can grow corn, you can grow an apple tree.
Most apples are still picked by hand and a bushel weighs about 42#.
The crabapple is the only variety native to North America, now 2,500 varieties are grown here. The study of growing apples is pomology, and there are lots to study. Half of all deciduous trees grown on the planet are apple trees.
Per capita consumption in the US is 45# per year. Farmhand 1 eats enough for 6 families of 6 by that estimation.
Apples and apple products (particularly apple cider vinegar) contain malic acid. This is believed to be helpful in treating fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome and gallstones.
Bobbing for apples is possible because apples are 25% air and that’s why they float.
The rarest apple is called the Black Diamond apple. It is grown in Tibet. It is an impossibly beautiful deep purple apple and immediately brought to mind the poison apple the witch fed to Snow White. However, I’m sure this one is quite delicious.