[NAFEX] one apple tree's history
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Thu Oct 16 23:29:50 EDT 2008
Lon J. Rombough wrote:
> More likely, it sprouted, but the sprouts were broken or eaten off by
> animals so they went unnoticed, but they kept the roots going long
> enough until one of the sprouts succeeded. I've seen that happen with a
> number of species.
> -Lon Rombough
That is probably it. Like Donna, I first suspected that seedlings had
sprouted up. The trouble with that theory is that the seedlings wouldn't
be likely to resemble the original enough to fool anyone.
I did have that question about the original Hawkeye being striped red
and the pictures not being striped and, in fact, some of the apples
pictured looked a little too round to me. Still, I doubt a seedling
would even be that close to the original.
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