Orange Cultivation in the New World

Christopher Columbus initiated Orange Cultivation by introducing orange seeds from the Canary Islands to the Islands of Hispaniola (now Haiti and Dominican Republic) in 1493 during his second voyage. Cultivation finally took hold by 1519 in Panama and in Florida by 1579. Portuguese growers in Brazil developed and cultivated the Navel (seedless) oranges.

      1493, 1519, 1579
      Christopher Columbus
      Islands of Hispaniola

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