The phrase “as American as apple pie” is ironic, since the only apples native to the U.S. are crabapples. Nevertheless, we grow more of them than anyone except China. Some 2,500 varieties are grown throughout all 50 states. In Illinois, a trip to the local orchard is not only a beloved autumn tradition, but also a good way to find the freshest, most flavorful apples. Test your knowledge about this healthful fruit that grew up here alongside our immigrant ancestors.