National Apple Turnover Day
Although we’re sure most people are familiar with the various fruit turnovers that are commonly available nowadays, we’ll give a quick definition of the turnover for those readers of ours who might not be familiar with them. Turnovers are a type of pastry that’s made by filling the dough with either sweet or savory ingredients, sealing it up, and then baking it. The result is a dessert that’s not only delicious but also very portable as well.
Of all of the turnovers that are made in the world, it’s arguably the apple turnover that’s the most popular. After all, it’s kind of like having a portable, apple pie that you can eat with one hand. That’s probably why so many apple turnovers are sold and consumed each year. It’s also probably why National Apple Turnover Day—a holiday that falls on July 5th—is becoming more popular with each passing year.
The History Of Turnovers
Okay, during our research, we’ve discovered that not only can we not determine the origins of National Apple Turnover Day, but that it’s difficult to nail down when apple turnovers were first invented. In fact, it’s hard to determine when any turnover was invented—although it’s likely that they go back to ancient times. And although apple stuffed pastries might have existed for hundreds of years, it’s probably during the 19th century that they began being made into a form that would look more like the modern apple turnover.
Facts About Apples
Unfortunately, we were unable to find specific facts about apple turnovers, but we did find some interesting facts about apples. Let’s take a closer look at the ordinary apple and find out some extraordinary information about it.
- A single apple has 5-grams of fiber.
- It can take up to 6 years for an apple tree to produce its first crop of fruit.
- Apples are members of the rose family.
- It can take up to 2-pounds of apples to make a single 9-inch apple pie.
- Apples are grown in every state in the U.S
- In the U.S., there are over 2,500 different varieties of apples grown.
- Only about 100 of the apple varieties grown in the U.S are grown commercially.
- Worldwide, there are over 7,500 different varieties of apples grown.
- The only apple native to North America is the crabapple.
- The world’s largest producers of apples are China, U.S., Poland, Turkey, and Italy.
- A peck of apples weighs approximately 10-1/2 pounds.
- A bushel of apples weighs around 42-pounds.
- Some apple trees will live over 100-years.
Observing National Apple Turnover Day
National Apple Turnover Day can be observed by enjoying a nice apple turnover, either with a glass of milk or maybe with a side of ice cream. While you’re enjoying this holiday, be sure to use the hashtag #NationalAppleTurnoverDay to let other people know that they should be observing this holiday as well.