A Persian girl on her wedding night is allowed to eat nothing but apples and camel's marrow.
Strabo, Greek geographer
Eleven apple varieties produce 90% of apples sold in grocery stores.
Red Delicious comprises 41% of the American apple crop.
Of the 16,000 apple varieties named, grown and eaten in the US, only 3000 are available today through nurseries.
Forgotten Fruits Manifesto & Manual compiled by Gary Nabham