Origins of the Apples

The forests surrounding Almaty (formally Alma-ala) Kazakhstan, is where apple trees originated. In 1929 Nicolai I. Vavilv, a Russian Botanist discovered an ancient Cultivars. Apple verities started travelling the world via the Silk Route. In fact by order of Egyptian Pharaoh Ramses II, apple trees were to be planted along the Nile River in the 13th Centry BCE

Date:
      1929, 1200 BCE, 13th Centry BCE
Name(s):
      Nicolai I. Vavilv
Occupation:
      Russian Botanist
Location:
      Almaty, Kazakhstan


Additional Information:

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