It takes about 36 apples to create one gallon of apple cider
Apple trees take from two to ten years to produce their first fruit, depending on the variety and whether they are dwarf or full-sized trees
There are well over 100 varieties of apples currently grown in Maine, but most farms grow 20 to 30 varieties
McIntosh is the most grown apple variety in New England
Two apple varieties, Black Oxford and Brock, originated in Maine
Eighty-four farms produce about one million bushels of apples each year in Maine, on 2,000 acres
Most apple trees are propagated by bud grafting, a technique that joins two plants into one. Since apples do not come true-to-type from seed, and do not readily form roots on cuttings, they are grafted onto easy-to-root stocks that serve as the root system.