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Apples

Jeremy Osner | Nov 7, 2000 09:10 AM

There was a great article in Saturday's New York Times, still accessible online at the URL below, about the American apple industry, specifically about over-breeding of the Red Delicious strain for color, shape and firmness as opposed to flavor; color, shape and firmness are the standards on which apples are graded when determining their price. A new strain called Cameo has a flavor "like Red Delicious used to taste" but is too pale to command the same price as bland Red Delicious. Recommended reading.

Link: http://www.nytimes.com/2000/11/04/nat...

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