Genesee, Idaho

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10 apple varieties thought to be extinct rediscovered
10 apple varieties thought to be extinct rediscovered
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The non-profit organisation Lost Apple Project has rediscovered ten types of apples that had been thought to be extinct. The apples have been found in abandoned homesteads in Genesee, Idaho. Nowadays only 15 varieties account for 90% of apple production in the US, even though more than 17,000 different named apple sorts have once existed.