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7 apple varieties previously thought lost have been located in E. Washington


YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — Seven apple varieties previously believed to be lost or extinct have been found in eastern Washington state.

Several were found on land near the communities of Pullman, Colfax and Moscow. The Lost Apple Project and the Temperate Orchard Conservancy announced the latest discoveries this month.

The Lost Apple Project has partnered with the Whitman County Historical Society to identify and preserve heritage apple trees and orchards in Washington and Idaho.

The groups have found 29 apples once thought to have disappeared. The latest seven apples were discovered in old orchards in Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

The Associated Press


1 Comment

  1. This is great news. Once a variety becomes extinct, it’s gone for good. Apples are just like anything else, having a diverse gene pool reduces the chance of blight or other diseases from wiping out a complete species

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