6.2.10

Mela Annurca Campania: the oldest apple of them all?

Last week I made a post about the Pink Lady apple of Italy Australia and I thought that the branding around the fruit was great. Today, another apple.  When we went to the store this morning, a nervous but smiling woman gave us an apple in a box for free- the Annurca apple from Campania!  This is one of the earliest apples that we know of- you can see it in the  frescoes of ancient Rome.  They pick the apples when they aren't ripe, and then lay them out on some hay and turn them every once and a while to ripen them until they turn red.  It's a little too mealy for me but still fun to eat.  Plus- another example of interesting apple branding.

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