An Israeli Agronomist's Mission to Preserve Local Fruit Species Dating Back 3,000 Years

Agronomist Assaf Bashan explains why fruit doesn’t have to look pretty, nor does it need to keep for months. It just has to be delicious.

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“The first thing that drew me into this was the flavor,” says Assaf Bashan, as he gestures toward a row of fig trees planted on the ancient terraces of the Sataf nature reserve near Jerusalem. “There are...