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A bizarre phenomenon observed by Andrew Sietsema at a frozen orchard in Western Michigan this month. Sietsema sez of it:

I guess it was just cold enough that the ice covering the apple hadn’t melted yet, but it was warm enough that the apple inside turned to complete mush (apples have a lower freezing point than water). And when I pruned a tree it would be shaken in the process, and the mush would slip out of the bottom of the ‘ghost apple.’