Apples can be stored for months and will retain most of their nutritional value.
There are 7,500 varieties, ranging from soft and crisp in texture to bold in flavor.
The apple often symbolizes a mystical and forbidden fruit in religious traditions, and is the key element in the Christian story of Adam and Eve. To celebrate Rosh Hashana—the Jewish New Year—apples and honey are served to represent a sweet new year.
The longest apple peel was 172 feet, 4 inches long, and was created by Rochester, N.Y., native Kathy Wafler Madison in 1976.
A 9-inch pie requires 2 pounds of apples.
The Guinness World Record for the heaviest apple was 4 pounds, 1 ounce. It was grown and picked in Hirosaki City, Japan.