What am I?
I am a popular fruit known for my sweet and sometimes sour flavor, as well as my crisp texture. People enjoy me fresh as a snack, but I'm also used in pies, juices, and many other delicious treats. When you cut me in half, you will see a star.
Can you guess what I am?
Where I grow
I grow on trees in many parts of the world. My trees bloom with blossoms in the spring. Some types of me are ready for picking in the summer, while others are at their best in the fall.
To grow the right fruit, farmers use grafting, which means the farmer adds a piece of a tree that is growing the fruit they want into a different young tree.
After I'm picked
Once I'm picked, there are endless ways to enjoy me. Some people like to eat me fresh, biting into my crunchy flesh. Others prefer to turn me into sauce or bake me into pies, crisps, and tarts. You can also find me as a key ingredient in refreshing juices, ciders, and even used to make butter!
Most stores sell me all year long even though I grow during the summer. That's because I can be "put to sleep" in a low oxygen storage center, so I am available to eat all year round!
Did you guess... Apple
Did you guess apple? Next time you visit an orchard or the grocery store, pick up some apples and explore the tasty possibilities they offer!
Apple is the second most popular fruit in America (behind bananas)! There are over 7,500 kinds, too!
More Apple Facts
Apples are the apple of our eye! One of Snackster Sam's first discoveries on the Blue Planet was apples. They grow on trees and come in thousands of varieties.
HOW IT GROWS
Apples seem simple enough, but there is a lot more to this fruit than you know!
Apples grow on trees. Before the apple can grow, the tree fills with blossoms. The flowers are pollinated by bees and then the apple can grow.
Apples are harvested at the end of summer.
DID YOU KNOW
Apple Lollipop Recipe
Ready to try apples in a new way? Try this apple lollipop recipe.
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