Story: Apples and pears

Window display

Window display

This 1923 display of apples in a Whanganui fruit shop gives an indication of the range of apple cultivars that were on sale in the early 20th century. Nowadays, fruit shops and supermarkets seldom stock more than three or four varieties at a time.

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John Palmer, 'Apples and pears - Cultivars', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 5 July 2020)

Story by John Palmer, published 24 Nov 2008