Thursday, June 28, 2012

Red and Green

I had my doubts, especially since the reporting came out of the UK, but after digging a bit further it seems as though it isn't a hoax.  A couple more less dramatic pics of other chimera apples are below. 

From the Telegraph (UK)...
The fruit's striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic mutation at odds of more than a million to one.

Mr Morrish, 72, who has been harvesting the apples from trees in his garden for 45 years, said: "It's truly amazing. "It looks as if a green apple and a red apple has been cut in half and stuck together."

He said that he was out picking a few apples for his sister-in-law when he spotted the fruit hanging from a bough. 
From Fruit Forum...

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