Remember Johnny Appleseed? If you don’t he famously planted apple trees around the East Coast and became known as the father of apples. However, the image of a man ambling through the country sticking his thumb in the ground isn’t exactly accurate. That’s what this week’s blog is all about, fun fruit facts to make your brain smarter! We found a list of awesome fruit facts and decided to share some of our favorites! Naturally the information about apples and bananas was near the top of our interest list.
Fruit fact misconceptions
- If you plant an apple seed, the resulting tree will not produce the same kinds of apples. In fact, they will taste significantly different and may be unsuitable for human consumption. If you want an apple to be the same as its parent, you need to plant a branch.
This is why we mentioned Johnny. It’s far more likely he had trimmings of apple plants and was planting those than with a seed. Maybe he should be Johnny Applebranch. Okay, that was bad.
- There are so many kind of apples, that if you ate a new one every day, it would take over 20 years to try them all.
This doesn’t even account for the new apples being cultivated now, like the Cosmic Crisp.
- Contrary to popular belief, milk is not the best thing for your bones. Avocado, peaches and bananas are much better.
Peaches, bananas and avocados are high in Vitamin K which is more beneficial to your skeletal system than calcium.
- In 1986, Silo, an electronics store chain advertised stereos for “299 bananas.” They even honored that offer and lost over $10,000 when customers started showing up with loads of the fruit.
We had never heard anyone refer to money as ‘bananas’ so we aren’t surprised this promotion wasn’t the best of the bunch.
The list goes on and has a ton of interesting tidbits, such as an Oregon farmer actually creating the “tomacco” plant made famous by a fictional plant by the same name in an episode of the Simpsons. Around ThirdLeaf, we are frequently trying to learn more about fruit (even silly things) so that we are the experts when we come to your business with a free trial and our services.