|Apples Introduced to America
launched the apple as a key agricultural product when they
introduced apple trees and, as Stradley (2004) points out,
honeybees to America during the 17th century.
(1997) indicates the 18th and 19th century saw a growing need
for apples as a winter
staple for both food and drink. Apples needed to be processed for
winter storage. Paring, coring, and cutting enough apples for winter
was difficult and time consuming (p. xiii).