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

Bananas in New World

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

Pineapples in the Old World

Pineapples were brought back to Spain by Christopher Columbus's Crew. Continue reading

Origins of the Apples

The forests surrounding Almaty (formally Alma-ala) Kazakhstan, is where apple trees originated. 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