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North America once had 17,000 named varieties of domesticated apples, but only about 4,000 remain.(Unsplash)

Botanists are racing against time to scour for long-lost apple varieties

Pullman, Washington | By Associated Press
UPDATED ON NOV 29, 2019 11:01 AM IST
North America once had 17,000 named varieties of domesticated apples, but only about 4,000 remain. The Lost Apple Project believes settlers planted a few hundred varieties in their corner of the Pacific Northwest alone.
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