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2008-03-25 15:30:00

A UK scientist has discovered clumps of previously-unreported callus hairs growing in the flesh of mature apples of Fuji and closely-related varieties, which may have storage implications for commercial growers."To find out something new about apples is really exciting", says Dr Mary Parker of the Institute of Food Research. "Apples have been cultivated for about as long as human history and Fuji apples are particularly prized for their crispness, sweet flavor and keeping qualities ".The...


Word of the Day
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.