how do you like them …

Global warming is causing apples to lose some of their crunch, but it is also making them sweeter, a study has said.

Analysing data gathered from 1970 to 2010 at two orchards in Japan, a research team said on Thursday there was clear evidence that climate change was having an effect on apple taste and texture.

“All such changes may have resulted from earlier blooming and higher temperatures during growth season”, they wrote in the journal Nature Scientific Reports.

Illawarra Mercury, 17 Aug 2013 – screencopy held by this website