Heirlooms

It's apple season, and if you go to the supermarket you'll find the usual suspects: Red and Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, MacIntosh. But these big, shiny, perfect apples often look better than they taste. Thankfully, there's a whole world of heirloom apples out there — fruit that may look funky, but tastes fantastic, with flavors unlike any you've tried before.

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Our physical inheritance offers clues about our ancestors

Image: "Soul Sailing" by Missy Rogers
Missy Rogers

Aired Sunday, April 7, 2013

Sorting through seeds saved over a couple of decades, I recognize them as family heirlooms.