[NAFEX] Introduction of apples to North America
ecoasys at yahoo.com
Tue Nov 13 10:35:32 EST 2007
May I offer to this discussion the work of William Dunmire, The Gardens of New Spain, who traces plantways back from the northern frontiers of a slightly earlier colonisation of N America, to the horticultural hub which Spain had become largely through the Arabs collecting and testing everything between Europe and Papua New Guinea...
Also Estevan Arellano, an agricultural historian and traditional grower from northern New Mexico who initiated the Camino Real Project recovering survivors of those old varieties and is central to a group re-creating those Al-Munyahs (private horticultural experiment sites), has brought us Ancient Agriculture: Roots and Application of Sustainable Farming, a seminal handbook dating from those times...
(see description: http://www.amazon.com/Ancient-Agriculture-Application-Sustainable-Farming/dp/1423601203
And see Frank Browning, Apples, for a look into north American culture of the apple plus a search back to the apple's origins in Central Asia...
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