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Very interesting and tasty article. Many thanks for this insight into human and plant history.

As human history is so often woven with retelling of "facts" and interjections of philosophical spin, the "history" here of the apple makes me wonder at what point in time did the biblical forbidden fruit become symbolized by the apple**, and whether or not that timing coincides with any zenophobic tendency of this fruit appearing in Christian lands from the lands of non-Christians.

**my recollection is that the original forbidden fruit was actually a fig, but I fully permit that this may be but a figMENT of my own imagination... ;-)

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