Apple Wisdom

The seeds found in apples are bitter. Sounds like a natural defense against animals feasting on them. In addition, genetically, each seed will produce an apple tree which bears apples of a different variety. Naturally, each distinct variety would only exist as long as the lifespan of its tree of provenance.

Source: “Botany of Desire” by Michael Pollan

“In the case of the apple, the fruit nearly always falls far from the tree.”

Michael Pollan in “Botany of Desire”

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