The Hidden Stories of Fruit

The etymology of apples and pears

Image by Couleur from Pixabay

Like the apple tree among the trees of the forest, so is my lover among the young men, writes the author of the Song of Songs. It was no tepid metaphor: in a world before supermarket aisles were well-stocked with every variety of sugary invention and when hunger was no stranger, what could be more wonderful than an apple tree, laden with golden fruit, in the middle of a forest?



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