NOLA by the NUMBERS

70,000
The number of roses in the world’s largest flower bouquet, created by Ashrita Furman.

11 billion
The number of bananas eaten in America every year – more than any other fruit.

1634
The year a Dutch collector paid 1,000 pounds of cheese, four oxen, eight pigs, 12 sheep, a bed and a suit of clothes for a single bulb of the Viceroy tulip.

3
The number of major fruits native to North America: cranberries, blueberries and Concord grapes.

95
The percentage of a cucumber that’s entirely water. Eighty-four percent of a raw apple is water as well.

1.25 million
The age of Archaefructus sinensis, a fossilized flower resembling a water lily that was discovered in 2002 in northeast China that’s thought to be “the mother of all flowers.”

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