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Take a bite of history! Apples by Samuel Green

Haralson apples, developed by Charles Haralson

What would a Minnesota fall be without the crisp, deliciousness of locally-grown apples? Apple breeding has been an important part of horticulture in Minnesota since fruit breeding pioneer Peter Gideon released the 'Wealthy' apple named after his wife in 1868.

U of M Department of Horticultural Science researcher and instructor, Emily Tepe, introduces us to Samuel Green's 1897 book Apples,  a collection of notes on Minnesota's early apple varieties in her recent article Historic Apples of Minnesota: Looking back to move forward.

Published by University of Minnesota Libraries Publishing, this book is available online.
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