20. McIntosh Development

20. Now the fruit is ripe and ready for us to pick!
If we cut the fruit lengthwise, we will see that there are seeds inside! They are in what we call the "core" of the apple. Notice that the stalk of the flower is now the stalk of the fruit and is at the top. Looking carefully at the bottom of the apple, we can find the five sepals of the flower forming a star-like pattern. If we gently pry up the sepals we will see some of the dried, shriveled stamens underneath!
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