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American Pomological Society

Volume 40 Number 4 Article 10 Pages: 147-148
Year 1986 Month 10
Title: Arkansas' Original Apples
Author: R.C. Rom
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Abstract:
The apple of commerce, Malus x domestica (Borhk), is not native to North America. Over the centuries it moved with people in migration or along established trade routes from its place of origin, the Caucasus Mountain region between what is now Iran and Russia, into Western Europe. The apple's introduction to North America is reputed to have occurred in 1534 when the explorer Jacques Cartier brought it to the Indian village of Tadoussac (Canada). Colonists also carried apples with them as they set tled our eastern shore.

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