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An apple tree will start bearing fruit 8-10 years after it is planted.

 

Apples are a member of the rose family of plants along with pears, peaches, plums and cherries.

 

Apples come in all shades of reds, greens and yellows.

 

The apple is the official state fruit of Washington, New York, Rhode Island, and West Virginia.

 

2500 varieties of apples are grown in the United States.

 

7500 varieties of apples are grown around the world.

 

Every American eats 19.6 pounds of apples every year.

 

The science of apple growing is called pomology.

 

Contrary to popular belief, there is no mention of an apple as the forbidden fruit in the Bible. It is referred to as "fruit from the Tree of Knowledge" with no specification as to which kind of fruit. It was Hugo Van Der Goes who first implicated the apple as the forbidden fruit in his 1470 A.D. painting, The Fall of Man. After that, it became popular to depict the apple as the forbidden fruit.