Oranges Cultivated in China

China began cultivating oranges no later than 2200 BCE. In the hot region of Asia, like China’s Malay Islands have the perfect conditions to grow and cultivate oranges.

      2200 BCE
      Malay Islands

Additional Information:

  • Orange (fruit) – Wikipedia
    The orange (specifically, the sweet orange) is the fruit of the citrus species Citrus × sinensis in the family Rutaceae.
  • Orange (fruit) Hostory – Wikipedia
    The orange is unknown in the wild state; it is assumed to have originated in southern China, northeastern India, and perhaps southeastern Asia,[5] and that they were first cultivated in China around 2500 BC.
  • Orange Origins in China
    Although oranges and other citrus crops fruits are the highest valued fruit crop in terms of international trade, their country of origin is not a major producer.

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