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Jan 28, 2015

The shipwreck that kept on giving

When one of the world's most hi-tech ships, owned by New York's Macy family, sank off Harlech in January 1825, red American apples spilled from the hold. Apples were ...

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Posted by: RhodriC

a premium product in Britain at that time of the year. Tradition has it that local people grew trees from the seeds of salvaged apples. Recent research on red apples from an ancient tree in the Harlech area suggested that their nearest relative is a variety from Massachusetts. For more on this story, scan the HistoryPoints QR codes beside the Wales Coast Path at Shell Island. Or click here