The apple pictured is a of the Gala variety,typically striped.The stripes swirl around a brown protrusion. The protrusion is flexible,in the way a leaf is flexible. The flesh underneath is not discolored or soft. The apple is not misshapen,the seeds are not un-developed or underdeveloped. What is this protrusion?[IMG]file:///C:\Users\Peter\AppData\Local\Temp\msohtmlclip1\01\ clip_image002.jpg[/IMG]

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