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BY CARL COLLEN

Fuji apple "callus hair" growth discovery

A UK scientist could have paved the way to longer-lasting Fuji apples

Fuji apple "callus hair" growth discovery

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Callus hairs have been discovered in the flesh of mature Fuji apples by a scientist in the UK, which could account for internal browning in late-harvested apples. The Institute of Food Research's Mary Parker said: "With this new knowledge, breeders could pick parent varieties with all the traits of Fuji apples but with less developed callus hairs."

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