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Araza is usually juiced due to its high acidic taste. The fruit has twice the vitamin C of an orange.

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Apricots originally grew wild in China. About 95% of the U.S supply is grown in the state of California.

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Here are some fun facts about Apples. Did you know the largest apple weighed 3 pounds and 2oz?!!!

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The American Black Elderberry is known for antiviral properties, but its relative the American Red Elderberry is commonly thought of as a weed to most gardeners.

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Featured here are indigenous Chickasaw plums. Three common native American Plums are "Beach Plum"(coastal), "American wild plum"(inland), and the "Chickasaw plum" which were thought to be originally transplanted by the Chickasaw tribe from the Rocky Mountains to the Southeastern part of the United States.

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No that's not a tomato! These American Persimmons are very resilient against drought and common garden pests.The fruit is traditionally turned into beers, liquors, preserves, jellies, puddings, or simply eaten raw. The tree can produce very sturdy lumber in addition to its many uses.

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Though the Pawpaw are native to America, many Americans have never tried one. There are reports that this truly American fruit was enjoyed by many of our Founding Fathers.

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The American Hazelnut were most likely introduced to the state of Oregon by early French settlers and were originally called "Filbert" possibly derived from St. Philibert.

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There are six indigenous species of grape in North America: muscadine, summer grape, frost grape, fox grape, Mustang grape, and the sand grape. Muscadine (featured here) is one of three species that cannot be crossbred with any other type of grape due to its subtle genetic difference.

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The starch content of a Chestnut gives it a nutritional value more like a vegetable grain, even though we consider it a nut.

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