10 apple varieties thought extinct have been found in the Pacific Northwest
In the Pacific Northwest, a team of retirees rediscovered 10 apple varieties that were assumed to be extinct. The apples identified as previously “lost” were grouped with hundreds of collected fruits from 140-year-old orchards covering Idaho and the state of Washington. Dubbed The Lost Apple Project, the team traveled by vehicle and on foot in search of these ancient apple trees using old maps, newspaper clippings, country fair records, and nursery sale ledgers. Associated Press has the story.