Skip to content

Apple split down the middle – one half was green and the other red

September 26, 2009
clipped from www.telegraph.co.uk

Ken Morrish, 72, of Colaton Raleigh, Devon, did a double take when he grew a Golden Delicious apple split down the middle - one half was green and the other red


Fruit grower Ken Morrish was left stunned when he found a golden delicious
apple on his tree split exactly half green, half red down the middle.


The fruit’s striking colouring is thought to be caused by a random genetic
mutation at odds of more than a million to one.


Mr Morrish, 72, who has been harvesting the apples from trees in his garden
for 45 years, said: “It’s truly amazing.


Experts believe that the odds of finding an apple with such a perfect line
between the green and the red are more than a million to one.


“It is unlikely to be a stable mutation but it is worth checking next
year to see if it recurs. There are instances of some striped apples and
pears where the mutation remains stable including one striped pear in the
collection at Wisley called Pysanka.”

No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: