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Where Apples are Grown
Apples are available from late July through early November. Gala, Macoun, and McIntosh are ready in September.
In most cases, apple orchards are expected to produce for up to 100 years and do not require constant deforestation or slash and burn agriculture.
Apple production creates jobs and makes significant contributions to the economies where they are grown. Because of their widespread popularity, apples are part of the diet and traditional foods of many cultures. As a nutritious fruit, it has many health benefits and can help prevent malnutrition and other health concerns. Because apple production is a mature industry and widely available, it is not prone to steep volatility that causes booms and busts that can adversely affect cultures. Apples contribute to food security and food equity in the communities where they are grown. Changing trade policies and heavy agriculture equipment can favor large scale commercial producers over smaller farms. In general, apples have not been linked to major social problems.
How can apple production be done more sustainably?
How can apples be used to help food equity?
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