All About Apples!

October is National Apple Month and Virginia grown apples are plentiful across the state. Apples are one of the most popular fruits, especially for kids, and are one of the most affordable produce options. With thousands of varieties, each with a different taste, texture, and color, everybody can find an apple they like. I prefer my apples to be crisp and on the tart side, so Granny Smiths and Winesaps are my favorites.

Nutrition Facts

Apple Nutrition Facts (with Recipes!)



Apples are a good source of fiber, which is important for digestive health and weight control. They also provide potassium, vitamin C, and folate, which are important nutrients most people don’t get enough of in their diets.

Apples in Virginia

Apples are one of Virginia’s biggest crops, making us the 6th largest apple producer in the United States. This chart shows some of the most popular varieties grown in Virginia. Visiting an orchard to go apple picking is an awesome fall family outing- fresh air, fresh apples, what’s not to love. Check out this list of u-pick orchards in the state to plan a trip before the apple season ends!

Apples are kids' favorite fruit. Read all about apples to find out why.

How many times have you seen a kid this excited about an apple?

Eating Smart with Apples

And now the best part about apples- eating them! Here are some recipes from our collection that feature apples.

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