The Art and Science of Growing Apples

Last Updated September 23, 2014
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Get helpful insights from people who grow apples for a living.

Johnny Appleseed gets all the credit for sowing apple trees across the country, but it was the Pilgrims who actually brought young apple trees with them to America. Granted, those early orchards didn’t produce great fruit—so it wasn’t until the 20th century, when researchers realized the health benefits of apples, that farmers began trying to produce better-tasting apples. Today, with orchardists bringing back heirloom varieties and breeding delicious new ones, apples are arguably better than ever. Master the art and science of growing apples with tips from the professionals.

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