The apple is considered a consistent staple of the American diet, but its recent history is far more dynamic than what meets the eye. The Red Delicious and Golden Delicious apples, once ubiquitous in grocery stores, have primarily been replaced by crisper and more flavorful varieties. Even still, botanists are working hard to make the apples even crisper, sweeter and juicier – with next-generation breeds like SweeTango and Cosmic Crisp set to take the market by storm. We talk with apple expert David Karp about the future of one of America’s most beloved fruits.

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  • David Karp Columnist, the L.A. Times; Research affiliate, University of California Riverside’s Department of Botany and Plant Sciences

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