Fall/Autumn Fun Facts: Apple Fruit Trivia Questions

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Apple Facts and Trivia Questions:

Did you know apples are called pome fruits? They are part of the sub-family Pomoideae (pom-oy-dee-ee) that has a core made up of an ovary (the seeds) surrounded by an enlarged hypanthium (a cup shaped, tube structure)  

• What type of plant do apples grow on? 


• How many apples does it take to make one gallon of apple cider?

• What is the difference between apple cider and apple juice?

• How old does an apple tree have to be before it starts bearing fruit?

• Apples are a member of the rose family. What other fruits are part of the rose family?

• Apple vary in shade from what three colors? 

• How many varieties of apples are grown in the United States?

• By what other name was the pioneer nurseryman John Chapman known by and why?

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Apple picking is great fall/autumn activity
Trivia Answers:

• • What type of plant do apples grow on? 
(Apples grow on trees.)

• How many apples does it take to make one gallon of apple cider?
 (It takes about 36 apples to make one gallon of apple cider)

• What is the difference between apple cider and apple juice?
 (Both cider and apple juice are made from the whole fruit, apple cider is raw and strained, but will contain sediment while apple juice is filtered.)

• How old does an apple tree have to be before it starts bearing fruit?
(It takes about 8-10 years after the tree is planted for the apple tree to start producing fruit or 3-4 for dwarf varieties.)

• Apples are a member of the rose family. What other fruits are part of the rose family? 
(There are six sub-families of the Rosaceae family. Other fruits related to the rose are pears, loquots, cherries, plums and peaches. Apples and roses are more like cousins!)

• Apple vary in shade from what three colors? 
 (Apples come in all shades of green, red and yellow.)

• How many varieties of apples are grown in the United States?
 (There are about 2,500 types of apples grow in the USA)
      

• By what other name was the pioneer nurseryman John Chapman known by and why?
 (The folk hero Johnny Appleseed is based upon pioneer John Chapman. Chapman became famous for planting apple trees throughout the American Midwest. 

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