December 1st National Eat A Red Apple Day

Well, if you like apples, red apples, you are in luck today. Or if you happen to be Snow White maybe you’ll want to avoid them. Among the more popular varieties are the Red Delicious, the Gala, Fuji, Honey Crisp and Cripps Pink (Which is actually red anyway.)

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In fact, there are over 7,500 varieties of apples, not all of which are red. About 7.5% of the world crop is grown here in the US. Most are grown in China. October is the official apple month so any you bite into in December you might want to check for freshness.

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The red apple is probably the most beloved apple in history. It was chosen by William Tell to shoot off his sons head and by Johnny Appleseed to begin his apple orchard dynasty. It is the most often used for apple juice and in pies and turn overs. Unfortunately, the old adage “An apple a day keeps the doctor away” isn’t true but it can’t hurt either!

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If nothing else, they are beautiful to put in a bowl and admire but this isn’t, “Put a red apple in a bowl and admire it day”, it’s “Eat A Red Apple Day”!

How to celebrate – Have an apple! But make sure it’s red. Make an apple pie. Start your own apple orchard in your backyard!

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