The American Pomological Society is the oldest fruit organization in North America, founded by Marshall P. Wilder in 1848 to foster the science and practice of fruit production and variety development.

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Velvet Apple (Diospyros blancoi)

Velvet apple (Diospyros blancoi) is a tropical fruit related to persimmon and native to the Philippines and Taiwan. While fruits vary in size, flavor, and color, the skin is not eaten because it is bitter and tough.

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