Food history

Femme fruit: 3 plants with interesting links to women

The spanspek, Granny Smith apple and Hubbard squash all have fascinating backstories, all linked to accomplished women

09 January 2022 - 00:00 By Andrew Unsworth

Roses named after women are a dime a dozen, but it seems that the honour of having a fruit named after you is more rare.

The loveliest example is our own spanspek, named after a woman, albeit by association...

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