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One of the major advantages of apples, as compared to most other fruits, is that they reliably can be stored over the winter without mechanical refrigeration.  I would hate to lose the wild species for any reason, but for apples in particular.

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by ARGeezer (ARGeezer a in a circle eurotrib daught com) on Sun May 10th, 2009 at 01:04:08 AM EST
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