What? You heard right. Heirloom apples are in danger of extinction, reports Slow Food USA. Just eleven apple varieties make up more than 90 percent of the apples grown in the US, dominated by Red Delicious with 41 percent of the market share.
Slow Food USA has the antidote: download their pdf book Noble Fruits - A Guide to Conserving Heirloom Apples, and do what you can to help.
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