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Bringing Back Old Apples, Enticing with "New" Tastes

September 12, 2014

17,000 apple varieties were once widespread across the US, beginning in the 1600's. Today we are supposed to be delighted with the Delicious apples, sweet, often mushy, extremely ordinary.

Once orchardists went with one or  two varieties, instead of the many that were available, they were struck …

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The Apple Man Revives Good, Old Varieties

May 12, 2013

The Baldwin apple, via USDA

As a child of the Empire State, once home to a wide range of apple varieties, many of them NOT SWEET, America, I salute the efforts of John Bunker of Maine. Bunker is set on saving apple trees, and spreading the seed of as many "mystery" apples as possible, in order to 

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