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Ye olde apple trees

Monday, April 29, 2013

It's the type of apple William Shakespeare might have eaten.

Virginia environmental studies professor Jon Cawley is planting rare apple trees.

One is a bardsey apple, with roots that go back about 1,000 years to Elizabethan England.

The Roanoke College prof tells the News Leader he hopes to create a genetic bank to help preserve the trees for another thousand years.

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