Apple tree originated in an area between the Caspian and the Black Sea. From where archaeologists have found evidence that humans have been enjoying apples since at least 6500 B.C.
• There are at least 7,500 different types of apples grown around the world.
• Varieties range in size from a little larger than a cherry to as large as a grapefruit.
• Planting a seed from a particular apple will not produce a tree of that same variety.
• Some apple trees will live over 100 years.
• Apple trees take four to five years to produce their first fruit.
• Apples are a member of the rose family.
• It takes energy from 50 leaves to produce one apple.

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