Sunday, September 16, 2007


Americans are familiar with the story of Johnny Appleseed, who walked the length and breadth of the land while sowing the seeds of the great MacIntosh, Winesap, and Cortland, laying the foundations for today’s mighty orchards.

Alas, the story of Sidney Sunsweet is not nearly as well known. But Sidney walked the length and breadth of America ten years before Johnny was out of knee-pants, scattering seeds wherever he went. Prune seeds.

For Sidney was an aficionado of the Noble Prune, the “fruit that eats like a meal.” His motto?

“Eat Fruit with the Wrinkling: You’ll Crap in a Twinkling.”

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