The Mother of All Apples Is Disappearing

In the wilds of Kazakhstan, there’s an unassuming tree that bears an unassuming fruit. Like many plant species, development encroaches on its usual territory while climate change makes it harder for the tree to thrive and bear healthy yields of fruit.

You probably haven’t eaten this fruit before, but you may have one of its ancestors in your house right now. After all, its children have more than 7,500 varieties in an assortment of colors and tastes and textures.

This plant is Malus si

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