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New fruit alert! Meet WA’s freshest apple

World photo/Gabriel Garcia
These WA 64 apples are on display for viewing on Wednesday. Guests had the opportunity to try the apple later in the day.

Researchers invited growers to taste and learn about the new apple variety. “I’m interested to see where it goes in the future,” one grower said. VIEW

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