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An apple found in a New Zealand orchard, labelled the world’s smallest apple, will soon be sold in one of the United Kingdom’s top supermarket chains.
The Tiddly Pomme, which is to be sold exclusively at Marks & Spencer, is roughly the size of a golf ball and is a miniature version of the Royal Gala variety, the Daily Mail reports.
Marks & Spencer buyer Shazad Rehman told the newspaper the apple, which is approximately 42mm in diameter, is being marketed to encourage children to eat fruit.
“The Tiddly Pomme is perfect for kids.
“Don’t be fooled by its appearance, what it lacks in size, it more than makes up for in flavour.”
Consultant David Cranwell said he came across the miniature apples on a routine walk around his New Zealand orchards.
If the tiny fruit proves a hit, Marks & Spencer, which buys the fruit from Empire World Trade Fruit, will plant its own Tiddly Pommes in the UK for a year-round sale.