Gardening

Apple Varieties Around the World

How many types of apples are there? Experts suggest that more than 7,500 varieties of apple exist, with many of them being cultivars, or varieties created from selective breeding by humans. In the United States alone, there are 2,500 different types of apples. List off what you’ll usually see at the grocery store and you’ll notice how only a few apple varieties show up again and again, and many of these are often shipped from overseas. Granny Smith and Mutsu are your typical green apples. Types of red apples usually include the fairly bland Red Delicious. But the flavor profiles of ancient, ugly, and rare apples typically are the tartest, sweetest, and tastiest! Use our apple varieties list to discover what types of apples are tart, what kinds of apples are good for baking, what kinds of a...

A Step By Step Guide To Mushroom Growing

Mushroom growing is very easy if you know exactly what you’re doing, and it’s not difficult to learn the different steps involved in the process. Now, the basics of preparing growth medium and containers has been covered elsewhere, but the actual basics of how to plant and care for mushrooms will be covered in detail in the course of this article. You will most likely buy mushroom spores or spawn when you first learn to grow mushrooms, and before you learn to harvest the spores from mushroom caps for yourself. Now, there are two types of this spawn available. It is available in flakes, but it is also available in bricks as well. How you plant the spores or spawn depends on what sort that you buy. I would suggest, if you’re thinking of planting mushrooms regularly, that yo...