What comes to your mind when you think about Halloween? Perhaps costumes, candy, pumpkins, and squash? What about ghosts, goblins, and ghouls!?
In the spirit of Halloween, we have compiled bizarre, creepy, and just plain weird facts about different locations and alleged mysteries around New York. Some are completely outrageous while others are a little quirky — but all show the deep character and diversity that is New York State. And if you notice that I left any out of this list, please share in the comments or connect with SUNY on Facebook and Twitter!
And because at least one of SUNY’s 64 campuses are within 30 miles of nearly every single New Yorker, we present to you… an eerie exploration of New York’s hidden stories!
Did you know that New York State designated the apple as the official state fruit in 1976?
New York is the second largest apple producing state in the United States, producing about 2.5 million bushels of apples annually. Among the 10 common varieties of apples, Cortland apples remain one of the the most popular and most produced apples in New York state. In order to ensure that our state has the best quality of apples, New York has adopted cutting edge technology in the production process; farmers across the state have pioneered the development of controlled atmosphere storage of apples and adapt new scientific and natural techniques that cut down on the usage of chemicals.
From seed to sale, SUNY has a lot to do with its state fruit! Click past the jump to see!