This is apple season! Apples are ripe in the fall. They are ready to be picked and eaten. Join TIME for Kids on a trip to the orchard. Let’s learn about this fall fruit.
At the Orchard
Welcome to the orchard orchard CHRISTINE SCHNEIDER—GETTY IMAGES a place where fruit trees are grown (noun) My family visited a cherry orchard. . An orchard is a place where fruit and nut trees grow. Here, apple trees are planted in rows.
Lots of Choices
Apples are green, yellow, and red. There are thousands of different types of apples. They all have different names.
Full of Flavor
Apples are good for you. They are tasty, too. An apple can be soft or crisp crisp IMAGE SOURCE—GETTY IMAGES firm and crunchy (adjective) Celery is a crisp vegetable. . It can be sweet or tart tart JAIME GRILL—JGI/GETTY IMAGES having a sour taste (adjective) Some types of cherries taste tart. . Take a bite. How does your apple taste?
To the Market
Apples are picked when they are ripe ripe WESTEND61—GETTY IMAGES fully grown and ready to be eaten (adjective) An avocado is ripe when it feels slightly soft. . People put them into bins. The bins are loaded onto trucks. Then the apples are taken to markets and stores.
Did You Know?
Look at the parts of an apple. Do you see the seeds? You can plant them. A tree might grow. It takes years for an apple tree to grow fruit.