I grew up living next-door to my grandparents’ fruit farm. They grew cherries, peaches, grapes, blueberries, pears, plums, apples, and more.
One day, my grandfather shared with me the amazing power and potential contained within one solitary apple. It was a lesson that stayed with me for life.
At the time, I hadn’t really thought much about the apple.
For all I knew, an apple was just a piece of fruit that could be consumed – all except for the seed-laden core, which I would just throw in the garbage.
My grandfather explained that if I planted that apple’s six seeds in the ground, I could grow six apple trees that, when mature, would produce anywhere from 150-250 apples each (depending upon the variety of apple tree). [Read more…]