A few weeks ago I was cutting up an apple for K (now 9) as I was cutting out the core a seed fell out. The curious thing was that it was starting to sprout. Since they are doing their 'growing things' unit in science at school he wanted to plant it. I've got no problem with that. We get an old cup, fill it with seed starting mix, popped the seed in and set under the lights downstairs. Given that the apple had been in the fridge I wasn't sure if it would continue to grow but it did. Now we have a lovely little apple tree in a cup- it is a few inches tall and has 4 leaves on it. I fully realize that it will be many years until this would bear fruit but my question is this: Do apples grow true to the parent fruit? This was from a Braeburn (Yeah, I bought some since we were out). K is so excited to have an apple tree but will it be Braeburn apples if it lives long enough to produce? I guess I'll have a few years to work on this one. Now we just need to find a place to plant it where we will be around for a few years- I know it won't last forever in it's little solo cup.