Apple’s origins can be traced to the region of the world near what is known today as Kazakhstan.

Now apples are grown in many different places around the world.

However, apples do not grow in places like Africa and India. They are too close to the equator and do not have the right climate for growing apples.

Apples arrived in North America when the European Christians (pilgrims) brought seeds here beginning in 1620. The crabapple is the only apple native to North America.

Historically, apples have been a popular food because they can be preserved fresh over the winter months. Apples can be cored, sliced and dried in the sun. And they can be stored whole for 6 months or more in temperatures between 30° and 40° F.


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