At the end of the bough—its uttermost end,
Missed by the harvesters, ripens the apple,
Nay, not overlooked, but far out of reach,
So with all best things.
—Sappho (c630-c570 BC; translated by Edwin Marion Cox)
—from The Poems of Sappho (1925)
[Note: the “sweetapple” referred to in the transliterated version of this fragment was likely the result of grafting an apple and a quince]