American Heirloom Apples
This isn't a new article (I couldn't find a date, but guessing from the URL that it's 2002) but it was new to me, so I thought I'd pass it along. It's a brief look at the history of the apple in America and the heirloom apple movement.
Apples of Your Eye (Smithsonian Magazine)
There's some weird issue with spacing in the text, at least in my browser, which is kind of annoying, but I managed to get through it without too much difficulty.