The apple, a deceptively simple fruit, is a trick to get down on paper. Like the article itself, work at it too much, leaving it to wait and it takes a wooden, clumsy taste. And those sticker, surely a subject for raillery. The odd thing is the apple is already set out with all the identifiers it need to determine if it's a golden delicious, pink lady, granny smith, cox's orange pippin, fuji, royal gala, et cetera, just by looking. But then a nod's as good as a bite to the page.