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By Victoria Fowler
Gazette Reporter 

Lost apple rediscovered in Whitman County


The Milalyfi is the apple found in Whitman County in 2019 near Pullman.

PULLMAN – The Lost Apple Project has been busy this past year with rediscovering 10 once lost apple varieties, one of these being near Pullman.

With these recent discoveries, the total of rediscovered apples in eastern Washington and northern Idaho is now 23.

The Milalyfi apple, found near Pullman, was found on Rocky Butte, land farmed by Roy Druffel. Druffel is on the Lost Apple Project committee and has been looking at the apples growing on Rocky Butte for the past few years.

David Benscoter, leader of the Lost Apple Project, said the apple Druffel found has great Washington State Unive...

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