Tattooed apples

Something we'd never heard of: apple tattooing. As explained over at Edible Geography, it's basically the process of printing an image on the skin of an apple by using a pattern/sticker to block the sun (the color on an apple skin develops in response to sunlight). Apparently the history of the practice traces through Japan, France, and as far back as the 12th century. We wonder any orchards around here have played around with this... [via Kottke]

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