What is an apple?
It's what small boys shinny up trees after … and when one fell down on an Englishman's head several centuries ago, it lead to Newton's law of gravity and a new age of science.
It tells teacher she's “favourite” … and its blossoms tell poets and songwriters and young lovers it's Spring.
An apple in cider, sauce, butter, dumplings, pie and pan dowdy … and about 90 calories. It gets bartered for and bobbed for … sliced, diced, peeled and “polished” …
It gets cooked, candied and toffee-ed on a stick … but mostly just plain chewed. It goes into bushels baskets and picnic baskets … lunch boxes, sacks and fruit stand racks.
It keeps the doctor away … and brings kids in from play … and shows up in their cheeks.
An apple is as old as Adam … and as new as fresh paint. Fresh? hy not “fresh-up” with an apple right now?
With acknowledgement to the Wenatchee Valley apple growers
N.Z. APPLE AND PEAR MARKETING BOARD