Newton's tree, Botanic Gardens, Cambridge



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A descendant of the tree from which an apple reputedly fell and inspired Isaac Newton's theory of gravitation. Found in the Botanic Gardens in Cambridge, England and photographed by Azeira, August 2004.

The plaque reads:

Sir Isaac Newton's Apple
This apple tree is a descendant by vegetative propagation of a tree which grew in the garden of Woolsthorpe Manor, near Grantham, and which is reputed to be the tree from which fell the apple that helped Newton to formulate his theory of gravitation. The original tree is said to have died about 1815-1820.
The variety is 'Flower of Kent'.


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Apple trees are one of the most long-lived fruit trees. An apple can have a productive life of 30-40 years. They can live up to eighty years, although production declines. Dwarf varieties have much shorter life spans.


How can newtons original apple tree was live till 1815 ?

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