Tiny apples survive in the world's coldest inhabited climate

“My parents went to Pokrovks to visit a relative. And they asked for a seedling of this frost-resistant dwarf apple tree. It was grafted onto a wild apple tree and became frost-resistant,” Nikifor Ivanov, a gardener in Yakutsk, told Reuters. “It withstands temperatures of under 60 degrees [below zero] Celsius,” he said, a reading that converts to an ungodly 76 degrees below zero Fahrenheit.


They’re adorable. A dozen or so fits in a matchbox. I wonder about the seeds…



very cool story! bonsai folks would love the apple fruit size!

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