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

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

The Cultivation of the Avocado

Avocado comes from the Aztec word "ahuactal" or "Tree Testicle". Now thats a funny translation of the word Avocado. Continue reading

Peanuts Cultivation by Aztecs

Cultivation of Peanuts was by the Aztecs and the Mesoamerican people. Continue reading

Potato Cultivation in Peru and Bolivia

Andean farmers began potato cultivation circa 200 BCE, in and around Peru and Bolivia. Continue reading

Peach Cultivation in China

The Chinese took native wild peach trees and started to cultivation them circa 2000 BCE. Continue reading

Cultivation of Bananas

It is uncertain the origin of banana cultivation. But historical records show Continue reading

Cultivation of the Pineapple

In the beginning of the 1st Century there is evidence of Pineapple Cultivation around the Caribbean Islands and the northern Coast of South America. Continue reading

Cocoa Cultivation in Central America

In the highlands of Central America circa 2000 BCE and before there was the Toltec people or the Maya people, the cocoa beans cultivated, picked, roasted and made into ceremonial drinks… Hot Cocoa people. Continue reading

Olive Cultivation in Crete

The Cretes were Cultivating Olives since the mid 4th Century BCE, now present day Greece. Continue reading