Russian gardener grows pearl-sized apples

These apples are the size of pearls

Location: Yakutsk, Russia

Nikifor Ivanov grows a breed of frost-resistant apples

which can withstand extreme weather conditions in Siberia

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) YAKUTSK RESIDENT, NIKIFOR IVANOV, SAYING:"It's crunchy like an apple and tastes like an apple, a bit sour still. Just like this."

Winter temperatures in Yakutia can drop as low as -76°F

Local plants have to adapt to such an environment by decreasing their size

Ivanov says harvesting the micro apples is painstaking

(SOUNDBITE) (Russian) YAKUTSK RESIDENT, NIKIFOR IVANOV, SAYING:"No, we've never harvested all of them because it's laborious and painstaking. You just take a handful and eat it. Give it to somebody, surprise someone. That's it. Birds eat the apples too when the apples become soft."

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