About Apples

The Man They Called Johnny Appleseed

In America, most school children know the legend of the folk hero called ‘Johnny Appleseed’, who wandered all over the Midwestern states planting apple seeds. But, I bet you don’t know the real story.

Johnny Appleseed was actually John Chapman who was born in 1774 in Massachusetts. Even as a young man, he dreamed of […]

What Are The Best Apples For Pie?

There are a nearly endless variety of different apples available at your local grocer or farmer’s market today, which often makes it hard to choose which are best for making pies. In the past, the choices were much more limited and the usually choice for pies was Granny Smith, but there are many different […]

Apples and Apple Trees

First introduced in Japan, the Fuji apple has been around since 1962. The Fuji apple has yellow-green skin with red streaks down the side. The inside is delicious and sweet. It is white, firm, crunchy, and very flavorful. It becomes ripe in the middle of September, but tastes the best if it is left […]

Healthy and Delicious Grilled Fruit

Grilling meat and vegetables is a common thing, but grilling fruits is hardly as common, even though they are great to eat. Grilled fruit makes for a great dessert, and is a delicious side dish or even appetizer. Moreover, no matter how exotic it sounds, it is pretty easy to prepare. But like all […]