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Current Event October 3, 2014

Growing Heirloom Apples a Life Long Devotion


It is apple picking season and apple lovers are gearing up to eat some tasty and unique apples. The apples we are used to seeing in the supermarket are the same basic size and shape. And they have the familiar flavor profiles. But there are more apple varieties than you might imagine. There's a whole world of biodiversity in apples. This public radio story takes you to a heirloom apple orchard in Vermont that specializes in grafting and maintaining historic varieties of apples. Get ready to visualize (and almost taste!) some unique looking apples.

Life Science Economics Agriculture Genetics

Story Length: 7:41

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AIR DATE: 09/19/2014


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