"Did the people remember Dr. [Augustine] Henry? Did they know the K'ung-tung (local name of Davidia)? To these and similar questions they pleasantly answered in the affirmative. Would someone guide me to the tree? Certainly!" Recalling E. H. Wilson's search for the dove tree in China in 1899.
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Do you know a Ribston Pippin from a Keswick Codlin?
People have been growing apples for centuries–developing thousands of apple varieties, each with their own unique taste and appearance. Sadly, many of these varieties have disappeared or are very rare.
Discover more about the rich history of apples, apple care and cultivation, historical apple paintings, and other amazing apple facts and trivia.