Apples require relatively cool weather, so there are large parts of the Southeast where they don’t grow effectively. In Georgia, apples are grown commercially mainly in the northeast, where cooler temperatures make it easier to grow them. As the climate continued to get warmer, producers are worried about the long-term viability of growing apples as a commercial crop. So plant breeders are working hard to create new varieties that can take more heat. This story from Fruit Growers News describes a new variety of apple which is better adapted to heat. This will make it more useful in the future as the climate warms, but also has the potential to be grown now in warmer areas, expanding the range of available crops. You can read more at https://fruitgrowersnews.com/news/tg-global-commercializes-first-climate-change-resistant-apple-variety/?oly_enc_id=5578A0112245H5Y.