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Who is the “Granny Smith” of Granny Smith apples? Plus, learn the truth about Fuji applesMany parts of the U.S. are enjoying the peak of apple season right now. And lucky for logophiles, the names of some of the most popular varieties are almost as interesting as the fruit is tasty. There are more than 7, 500 cultivars of apples. Here are the stories behind five of the most popular: • It’s understandable if you guess that the Golden Delicious was named for the …
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