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Oranges – The Forbidden Fruit
Everything has a crazy ancestor, plus the apple tree, which started in the hills of Central Asia, is sieversii that is malus. Not surprisingly, the species still exists and apples have been thriving for tens of thousands of years today. Nutritious, delicious and very versatile, they’re a mainstay of life the world over. Although also known as the fruit that is”forbidden” no body takes that really. In France, Henry VII ended up being prepared to spend top dollar (make that top franc) for apples, and his son Henry VIII maintained his or her own private orchard with numerous varieties. It appears that Catherine the Great craved Golden Pippin apples and had them delivered to her palace in Russia. (when you are a queen, it is possible to order down for such a thing.)

Another queen, Victoria, had a penchant for baked apples across the pond. She hired an expert nurseryman …

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