Apples are clearly the single most important fruit ever to be eaten. This is evidenced by just how often it comes up in "the google". Also, the entire world of science owes homage to this common fruit, for had it not hit some dude on the head, we would not have gravity and we'd be falling off the planet! Some people probably think we owe even more (or possibly less, depending) to apples as they're the source of all knowledge and the human condition as it is. Apples are undeniably the source of all cider there is.
Apples are tricky. Seeds from a really good apple, when planted, will not usually grow a tree that has really good apples. No, the apples will likely be sour and largely inedible (but still perfectly suitable for pressing into cider.) Apple varieties are propagated via grafting, so all apples of a given variety come from a single tree. Thus, the vast majority of eating apples sold in the U.S. each year originated from grafts from a handful of apple trees. This is because apple varieties tend to be heterozygous—that is, they do not "breed true"; the seeds in a yummy apple do not share the same DNA as the tree that produced that yummy apple.
- The Golden Apple
- The apple of my eye
- Mom and apple pie
- Eve and the apple
- The computer and mobile device company named after the divine fruit
- Fiona the Apple
- Apple Records
- Johnny Appleseed
- Robert mApplethorpe
- Granny Smith
- The Appleachians
- Snow White
- The apple a day that keeps the doctor away
- ↑ *cough*...ahem...*cough*, although it should be noted that some people really do think like this...
- ↑ The key to Johnny Appleseed's commercial success lay in choosing areas soon to be settled by farmers, and there planting seedling orchards. His customers, the farmers, were more interested in pressing cider than making yummy pies, so there was no need to bother with grafting tasty varieties.
- ↑ As in, comparing them to apples, dur....