The Red And Green Apple With A Split Personality, Beating Odds Of 1:1million

Posted By Ben Goulding, 25 September, 2009 | permalink

red and green apple

A fruit grower from Devon, England, has beaten odds of more than one million to one, in growing an apple which was split exactly half green, half red down the middle.

Horticulturists say the colourings on the apple are probably caused by a random genetic mutation. In such cases, the red side usually tastes sweeter than the green side – because it has seen more sunshine during its growth.

John Breach, chairman of the British Independent Fruit Growers Association, said: ‘I’ve never seen this happen before to a Golden Delicious. It is extremely rare. It is an extreme mutation.

‘There has been the occasional case of this type reported. If there was a whole branch of apples with the same colouring then fruit experts would get even more excited.’

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