Apple FAQs:

Q: Is an apple a sweet, edible fruit produced by an apple tree?

A: Yes, Apple trees are cultivated worldwide as a fruit tree, and is the most widely grown species in the genus Malus.

Q: Are apples a rich source of various phytochemicals including flavonoids and other phenolic compounds found in the skin, core, and pulp of the apple?

A: Yes, they have unknown health value in humans.

Q: Is an apple a deciduous tree?

A: Yes, and generally standing 6 to 15 ft tall in cultivation and up to 30 ft in the wild.

Q: Are apples ordinarily propagated asexually by grafting?

A: Yes.

Q: Were apples developed in England in the early 1900s?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples generally sweeter than older cultivars?

A: Yes, as popular tastes in apples have varied over time.

Q: Are apples generally red?

A: Yes, and yellow, green, pink, or russetted although many bi- or tri-colored cultivars may be found.

Q: Are apples an important ingredient in many desserts?

A: Yes, such as apple pie, apple crumble, apple crisp and apple cake.

Q: Was an apple thus considered, in ancient Greece, to be sacred to Aphrodite, and to throw an apple at someone was to symbolically declare one's love?

A: Yes, and similarly, to catch it was to symbolically show one's acceptance of that love.

Q: Are apples eaten with honey at the Jewish New Year of Rosh Hashanah to symbolize a sweet new year?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples commonly stored in chambers with higher concentrations of carbon dioxide and high air filtration?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples also made into apple butter and apple jelly?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples an example of "extreme heterozygotes"?

A: Yes, and in that rather than inheriting DNA from their parents to create a new apple with those characteristics, they are instead significantly different from their parents.

Q: Was an apple thought of by BrĂșnarson as the food of the dead?

A: Yes.

Q: Were apples found in the Oseberg ship burial site in Norway?

A: Yes, and that fruit and nuts have been found in the early graves of the Germanic peoples in England and elsewhere on the continent of Europe, which may have had a symbolic meaning, and that nuts are still a recognized symbol of fertility in southwest England.

Q: Are apples harvested using three-point ladders that are designed to fit amongst the branches?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples self-incompatible?

A: Yes, they must cross-pollinate to develop fruit.

Q: Were apples introduced to North America by colonists in the 17th century?

A: Yes, and the first apple orchard on the North American continent was planted in Boston by Reverend William Blaxton in 1625.

Q: Are apples typically too tart and astringent to eat fresh?

A: Yes, but they give the beverage a rich flavor that dessert apples cannot.

Q: Is an apple a traditional confection made by coating an apple in hot toffee and allowing it to cool?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples milled or pressed to produce apple juice?

A: Yes, and which may be drunk unfiltered , or filtered.

Q: Are apples commonly produced in the United States?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples eventually baked into pies or other cooked dishes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is an apple the leading product?

A: Yes.

Q: Are apples often eaten raw?

A: Yes.