- winning the blue ribbon for your apple pie at the fair or festival
- The apple doesn't fall far from its tree. (RW Emerson)
- picking your own apples
- the Malus pumila is one of the first fruits to have been cultivated and now has 7,000-8,000 named varieties
- The core, useful for the apple tree's reproduction, has the seed box with five compartments, each usually holding two seeds; the edible fleshy part is the torus.
- The production of consistent apple trees is not easy as the seeds resemble their parents no more than human daughters resemble mothers. Without the technique of grafting, each tree in the world would constitute its own variety, distinct from every other.
- The first written mention of apples was in Homer's Odyssey, though it was not specific as apple first referred to fruit in general.
- cider varieties, cooking varieties, and dessert varieties; of the American crop, more than half is sold as fresh fruit
- a family recipe for applesauce
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