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The fruit from Malus pumila, apples are thought to have originated in the Caucasus mountains.
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The fruit from ''Malus pumila'', '''apples''' are thought to have originated in the Caucasus mountains.
  
Almost every apple we use today is grown from a [[grafting|graft]] rather than from seed. Despite the fact that modern, store bought apples are chosen for their ability to endure cold store and endure transport it is still possible to find apples that have been grown since the sixteenth century and even earlier.
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Almost every apple we use today is grown from a [[grafting|graft]] rather than from seed. Despite the fact that modern, store-bought apples are chosen for their ability to endure cold store and endure transport it is still possible to find apples that have been grown since the [[16th century|sixteenth century]] and even earlier.
  
 
===Eating Apples===
 
===Eating Apples===
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===Cider Apples===
 
===Cider Apples===
  
In general there is more than one type of apple used for [[cider]], and crab apples and eating apples commonly find their way into a bottle of cider. There are some apples though which are only used for [[brewing]].
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In general there is more than one type of apple used for [[cider]], and crab apples and eating apples commonly find their way into a [[bottle]] of cider. There are some apples though which are only used for [[brewing]].
  
 
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Latest revision as of 17:59, 29 April 2006

The fruit from Malus pumila, apples are thought to have originated in the Caucasus mountains.

Almost every apple we use today is grown from a graft rather than from seed. Despite the fact that modern, store-bought apples are chosen for their ability to endure cold store and endure transport it is still possible to find apples that have been grown since the sixteenth century and even earlier.

Eating Apples

These are the apples most people are familiar with. Some are appropriate for eating raw, others for cooking or turning into applesauce.

Crab Apples

These are usually grown for their aestheic appeal as the apples produced are small and often sour. Crab apples can, however, be used to make a jelly.

Cider Apples

In general there is more than one type of apple used for cider, and crab apples and eating apples commonly find their way into a bottle of cider. There are some apples though which are only used for brewing.