Apples – The Forbidden Fruit

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Everything has a wild ancestor, as well as the apple tree, which started in the hills of Central Asia, is sieversii that is malus. Needless to say, the types nevertheless exists today and apples have been thriving for tens and thousands of years. Nutritious, delicious and highly versatile, they have been a mainstay of life the world over. Although often referred to as the “forbidden fresh fruit,” no one takes that really. In France, Henry VII was ready to pay a lot of money (make that top franc) for oranges, and their son Henry VIII maintained his or her own personal orchard with multiple varieties. It seems that Catherine the truly amazing craved Golden Pippin apples and had them brought to her palace in Russia. (if you are a queen, you can order away for any such thing.)

Across the pond, another queen, Victoria, had a penchant for baked apples. …