Fun Fact! That would be California. However, the majority of avocados eaten in the U.S. are imported.
Fun Fact! The U.S. is one of the few nations in the world capable of growing chestnuts, yet U.S. chestnut production is less than 1% of the total world production. The U.S. imported 3,200 metric tons of chestnuts in 2017.
Fun Fact! Mulberries are harvested by physically shaking the tree to obtain the fruit.
Fun Fact! Compared to bananas, pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is higher in vitamin C and niacin. Compared to apples, bananas, and oranges, pawpaws are higher in calcium, phosphorous, magnesium, zinc, copper, and manganese. The fruit also has more essential amino acids than apples.
Fun Fact! Mulberry trees (Morus spp.) can sometimes switch sexes from male to female and vice versa.
Fun Fact! Botanically, peanuts are not actually nuts, but legumes (a member of the pea and bean family).
Fun Fact! An avocado’s size does not indicate whether the fruit is ripe or of high quality.
Fun Fact! Buckwheat is a relatively low-input crop that has high yields even in marginal soil. It also adds nutrients to the soil, making it a good cover or rotational crop. Buckwheat also grows quickly, with a 30-day maturity rate that allows it to kill off most competing weeds. Its fast growth also makes it a good candidate for a catch crop when others have failed.
Fun Fact! A mulberry species’ name does not necessarily indicate its color. White mulberries (Morus alba), for instance, can be white, lavender, or black. Red mulberry (Morus rubra) colors can range from red to black.
Fun Fact! Pawpaw (Asimina triloba) is a fruit said to have the flavor of banana, mango, and pineapple.