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Postby plarita » Sun Mar 09, 2008 3:38 pm

Does granny smith apples,red delicious apples and macintosh apples have the same amount of seeds?
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Re: apple seeds

Postby barretttomlinson » Sun Mar 09, 2008 4:15 pm

Hi,

The number of seeds in an apple may vary between trees and between fruit depending on a number of factors. I do not think you can answer the question you asked definitively. See the resources below:

http://plantanswers.tamu.edu/fruit/apple.html ( see question 2)

http://www.geocities.com/perfectapple/science.html

http://www.urbanext.uiuc.edu/apples/facts.html

http://madsci.org/posts/archives/2002-0 ... .Bt.r.html

Best wishes,.

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Re: apple seeds

Postby heatherL » Mon Mar 10, 2008 10:44 am

Hi plarita,

This is an easy enough experiment to do! You could purchase 20 of each type of apple, and count the number of seeds in each. :mrgreen:

Good luck with your project!
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