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2014-09-04 23:04:41

‘An apple variety a day’: Gala, Fuji and Red Delicious among top varieties Vienna, VA (PRWEB) September 04, 2014 Hungry for apples? We’re about to have plenty to choose from as U.S. apple growers are expecting a healthy harvest this season. U.S. Apple Association (USApple) recently forecast growers nationwide will pick close to 264 million bushels of apples this harvest season, which runs primarily from late August through November. Apples remain the most popular fruit grown in the...

2014-07-08 23:05:21

While soccer players are warming up on the pitch, soccer announcers are prepping their vocal chords by munching on apples. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) July 08, 2014 They were thrilled by Team USA’s a-peel-ing performance in the FIFA World Cup, then shaken to the core by the team’s heartbreaking round of 16 loss. But now, U.S. Apple Association has found a bite of solace by learning savvy soccer announcers have been fueled by apples throughout the celebrated tournament to prepare for their...

2014-05-14 23:05:10

USApple compiles list of top ways apples and apple products provide a daily dose of disease prevention. Vienna, VA (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 Apples routinely top grocery lists for a variety of tasty reasons. Beyond the plethora of varieties and apple products to be enjoyed, apples pack a nutritious punch, providing a daily dose of health benefits. “American consumers can be confident when eating or serving apples—whether organic or conventional—that they are enjoying a safe, nutritious,...

2014-02-24 23:02:53

USApple Shares Research on the Health Benefits of an Apple (or Two) a Day During American Heart Health Month Vienna, VA (PRWEB) February 24, 2014 An apple (or two) a day keeps not only the doctor – but the cardiologist – away. USApple is reminding people that eating apples can be one of the most convenient and accessible ways to fight many of the factors that contribute to heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States. Here are four reasons why:...

2013-09-19 23:02:42

America’s first grocery store is ready for apple season. Bethpage, NY (PRWEB) September 19, 2013 Many wait eagerly for apple season. This is the time of year when the best and tastiest apples are at an apple-lover’s fingertips. King Kullen, Long Island’s own grocery store, is excited that it is now apple season. This time of year, King Kullen typically carries over 12 different varieties of apples, with the most popular being Honeycrisp and Gala varieties. The New York apple...

2011-07-13 13:28:04

Orchard growers have started finding that some of the most commonly used fungicides are no longer effective at controlling apple scab, according to a Purdue University study. Janna Beckerman, an associate professor of botany and plant pathology, said that extensive, long-term use of four popular fungicides has led to resistances in apples in Indiana and Michigan, the focus of her study. "The fungicides that are regularly used to control scab have started to fail," said Beckerman, whose...

2011-02-28 18:47:00

WENATCHEE, Wash., Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Each March, the American Dietetic Association (ADA) focuses attention on returning to the basics of healthy eating. But basic isn't always fun and therefore effective especially for kids who are always looking for something new and different. That is where a Grapple fits the bill. Take a sweet, crunchy Washington apple and combine it with the aromatic smell of concord grapes and you get a Grapple. This year's National Nutrition Month theme...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'