Tomato Cultivation in Mexico

Cultivation of the mighty Tomato started in Mexico and not Italy as some would expect (as they make spigettie sauce). Continue reading

Title: Grapefruit plantation was established in 1809

In what is now the state of Florida, USA, Odette Philippe, a French military surgeon, established a grapefruit plantation in 1809. Continue reading

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus (c. 1451 – 20 May 1506) was an Italian explorer, navigator, and colonizer. Born in the Republic of Genoa, under the auspices of the Catholic Monarchs of Spain he completed four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean. Continue reading

Cigarette-rolling machine was patented

James A. Bonsack in 1881, patented in the USA, his Cigarette-rolling machine. Continue reading

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. Continue reading

Bananas in New World

Friar Tomas de Berlanga (later Bishop of Panama) imported banana specimens from the Canary Islands in 1516 Continue reading

Limes In Asia

In and around the Islands of Indonesia, Asia, Limes grew. Continue reading

Plum Cultivation used in Medicinal Preparations

Several places have been cultivating plumes about 2000 years ago, places like the Andean Highlands (now Peru) and Caucasus area between the Black and Caspian seas, just to name two. Continue reading

Oats the Newest Grain to be Domesticated

Wild Oat verity such as Avena Fatua have been cultivated in Asia circa 500 BCE. Continue reading

The Cultivation of the Avocado

Avocado comes from the Aztec word “ahuactal” or “Tree Testicle”. Now thats a funny translation of the word Avocado. George’s goal was to produce an avocado tree that could produce fruit that was uniform in size and shape.

Date: Circa 1900
Name(s): George Cullen
Occupation: American horticulturist
Location: Florida, USA


Additional Information:

  • Avocado – Wikipedia
    The avocado tree does not tolerate freezing temperatures, and can be grown only in subtropical or tropical climates. Several cold-hardy varieties are planted in the region of Gainesville, Florida, which survive temperatures as low as −6.5 °C (20 °F) with only minor leaf damage.
  • Learn How To Grow Your Own Avocado Tree from Seed
    Wash it. Use 3 toothpicks to suspend it broad-end down over a water-filled glass to cover about an inch of the seed. Put the glass in a warm place out of direct sunlight and replenish water as needed. You should see the roots and stem start to sprout in about 2-6 weeks.
  • Avocado Fruit Farming Information Guide | Agrifarming.in
    The Slow Spread of the Avocado. … Sir Hans Sloane, an Irish naturalist, is believed to have coined the word “avocado” in 1696, when he mentioned the plant in a catalogue of Jamaican plants. He also called it the “alligator pear-tree.” Henry Perrine, a horticulturist, first planted avocados in Florida in 1833.
  • A Brief History of the Avocado – AvoSeedo
    The word “avocado” is believed to be derived from the Nahuatl word ahuacatl, which means “testicle” and obviously describes the shape of the fruit. It also likely refers to the fact that the believed the avocado to be an aphrodisiac.
  • Avocado Origins: A Brief History of Avocado – CureJoy
    Though discovered by the Spanish only in the 15th century, avocado was used by the Mesoamericans since 5000 BC. This aphrodisiac fruit from south Central Mexico was used by the Incas in Peru and sold in Mexican markets.