Interesting facts about olives

The olive is a fruit, not a vegetable. Can be green, purple, dark brown, black, and even pink color. Olive tree originates from the coast of Mediterranean sea and western Asia. Olive tree can reach 8 – 15 meters (26 – 49 feet) in height. Crown is well branched and rounded in shape. Olive tree … Read more

Interesting facts about melons

Melon is a member of the Cucurbitaceae family. Its closest relatives are squashes and cucumbers. Melons originate from Africa and southwestern parts of Asia. After they become widely spread and popular in Europe, melons were introduced to America by the Spanish settlers during the 15th and 16th century. Melon is annual plant, which means that … Read more

Interesting facts about grapes

Grapes are botanically classed as berries. Grapes appear in many colors. White, red, black, blue, green, purple and golden. There are 60 species and around 8000 varieties of grapes that can be found throughout the world today. The two main types of grapes are European and American. They come in seedless and seeded varieties. American … Read more

Interesting facts about pears

Pear is a type of deciduous tree that belongs to family of roses. The European pear originated in Southeast Asia and was first cultivated in Europe about 1000 B.C. Asian pears were cultivated in China as early as 1134 B.C. Pears are native to Asia and Europe. The first pear tree was planted in the … Read more

Interesting facts about apples

Apples are part of the rose family, just like pears and plums. The apple tree originated in Central Asia. They have been grown for thousands of years in Asia and Europe, and were brought to North America by European colonists. There are more than 8,000 varieties of apples – the largest variety of fruit to … Read more

Interesting facts about pineapples

Pineapples are delicious tropical fruit. There are more than a hundred varieties of pineapples that grow in varying sizes. The plant is indigenous to South America and is said to originate from the area between southern Brazil and Paraguay. The natives of southern Brazil and Paraguay spread the pineapple throughout South America, and it eventually … Read more