An Apple A Day

The weather seems to have FINALLY turned, and it appears that fall might actually be here in both calendar and feel.  Growing up in Virginia, in the Shenandoah Valley, fall has always equaled apple season…for good reason!  Apples play a large part in Virginia’s agriculture industry (and an apple is the state fruit of West Virginia!).

How much do you know about the apple industry in the U.S., Virginia and West Virginia? Check out these fun facts (and click on the image to download a PDF)


And did you know that different varieties work better for different uses?  This chart from VDACS and the VA Apple Industry is a great resource for outlining some of the varieties in our area and what they are good for! (Source: