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Every thing has a crazy ancestor, plus the apple tree, which started in the hills of Central Asia, is sieversii that is malus. And in addition, the species still exists and apples have been thriving for tens of thousands of years today. Nutritious, delicious and highly versatile, they are a mainstay of life the global world over. Although often referred to as the “forbidden fresh fruit,” no body takes that seriously. In France, Henry VII had been ready to pay a lot of money (make that top franc) for apples, and his son Henry VIII maintained their own private orchard with numerous varieties. It would appear that Catherine the truly amazing craved Golden Pippin apples and had them brought to her palace in Russia. (When you’re a queen, you’ll order away for any such thing.)

Over the pond, another queen, Victoria, had a penchant for baked apples. She hired an …

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