The apple has been around for 10,000 years or 8000 years BC (before Christ).
Apple probably originated from a wide area that goes from the Caucasus to the Tian Shan Mountains bordering China.
-300 BCE, the Greek philosopher Theophrastus described six varieties of apples.
-Romans at the beginning of the second century, were enumerating 30 varieties of apples.
-Introduced in France in the Loire Valley. In the 16th century, 100 varieties of apples in France alone, and in the 19th century there were a French nursery offers more than 500 in its catalog.
-In Canada, nearly half of the apples we eat belong to the McIntosh variety.
-In Quebec, the first orchard was planted on the slopes of Mount Royal in Montreal, in 1650.
The ancestor McIntosh
-3000000 Apple variety that is grown in North America.
-They are derived from a single specimen: the apple of John McIntosh, a Scottish immigrant in Prescott, Ontario.
-In 2007, it represents more than 43% of production in Quebec (fresh).
-There are about 6,000 varieties of apples worldwide.
-90% Of global production comes from a dozen varieties.
-The biggest apple in the world was gathered in October 1997 in England.
-It measured 55 cm in diameter and weighed 1.7 kg (3.7 pounds).