The first apple orchard in the Americas was planted in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1630. Today, the average American consumes about sixty-five fresh apples each year. Where do so many apples come from? Jacqueline Farmer takes young readers on a field trip to the apple orchard to find out how apple growers turn root stocks and scions into the many different varieties of apples that we love to eat.
The book also traces the history of apples all the way back to the Stone Age—did you know that ancient Greeks believed apples represented love, and tossing an apple to a loved one was considered a proposal of marriage? Learn the truth about William Tell and his famous archery trick, find out about Johnny Appleseed and his mission to cover America with apple trees, discover the nutritional benefits of apples, try a delicious apple pie recipe, and bite into a bushel of apple facts.
Illustrated by: Phyllis Limbacher Tildes
Published by: Charlesbridge