Thursday, 12 February 2015

A Year in Pictures – 12 February 2015 – Apple and Pear

A Braeburn apple and a Conference pear hook up in my kitchen.

The Braeburn, a possible descendant of Granny Smith herself, was developed in New Zealand from a chance seedling in 1952 and is named after the orchard where it was first produced commercially.

The Conference pear, on the other hand, is thoroughly European, originating in Britain and since grown also in France. The cultivar's rather prosaic name derives from the fact that it won first prize in the National British Pear Conference in 1885.

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