Once upon a time... there was the apple
Synonymous with pleasure ever since a certain Adam bit heartily into one, the apple is the fruit par excellence, as its etymology shows (from the Latin "pomum" = fruit!).
Enjoyed by man since the Stone Age, apples have come down through the ages, developing spectacularly in the 19th Century.
There are several thousand varieties, but the market has focused on thirty, selected over time for their taste, yield and resistance.
See below the 27 varieties of apples in the Blue Whale range.