Around 7,000 years ago, humans swooped in and changed the history of apples. Without human interference, humans likely wouldn’t want to eat apples. They were smaller and more bitter than their counterparts today. According to News, researchers “found that cultivated apples were 3.6 times heavier, about half as acidic, and far less bitter than the wild species from which they are derived.” A bitter, smaller apple doesn’t sound appealing. The sweet goodness that we bite into today sounds a lot more pleasant. They also found that by “using historical records, we found that apple breeding over the past 200 years has resulted in a trend towards apples that have higher soluble solids, are less bitter, and soften less during storage.” If humans opened their fridges nowadays to a soft, moldy apple, we don’t think the grocery stores would make much of a profit from selling them.