Wednesday, October 28, 2015


Carole Swingle-Hunsinger took these pictures of an apple at Jayne's Orchard. She works there and takes many nice photos of everything. She didn't say what kind(s)of apples this aberration came from - yet! I was reminded of a photo I took of a rose with a similar appearance. These are unaltered pictures and natural just as Mother Nature gave them to us.

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After research I find that the name for this mutation is chimera. They are apple chimeras, and more information is available at many sites on the internet. Just GOOGLE "fruit chimera" images. You will see many fruits and flowers which also have mutations. The following graphic examples come from the internet.
 In plant chimeras the distinct types of tissue may originate from the same zygote, and the difference is often due to mutation during ordinary cell division. It all has to do with fertilization and division as far as I understand. Enough!


  1. so very cool! thanks for the new term!

  2. Now that's something I've never seen!

  3. Marvelous images! I'd be excited to find an apple like that.