Home is Where You Make It

Apples are relatively not picky when it comes to where to grow.  Apples are typically found between 0 to 8,202 ft. above sea level. They thrive in soils that are well drained and with pH levels of about 5.5 to 7.5.   They are most abundant in temperate areas.  Most apple trees can be grown farther north than most other fruits because they blossom late in spring, minimizing frost damage.
Apples are grown all over the world in cooler climates.  The world grows close to 63 million tons of apples a year; that’s about 100 billion pounds! Nearly half of the world’s apples are grown in China, with places like USA, Argentine, and countries in Europe also taking a large chunk of production.  Apple production has skyrocketed since the 70s and has supplied developing countries like Brazil over 100,000 jobs.  The map below shows apple production by the million.