[NAFEX] persian fruits in the US (OT)

rob hamilton lostman_amiga at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 20 22:34:19 EDT 2004


Though I am greatly conserned with the people involved
with the conflict over there, I cant help but think
about all the old genetic material over there and the
surrounding areas. It make you wonder about that old
great library of Alexandria. Just imagine if it that
place still existed and had seed catologs (I know it
is in different region, but it would still have the
same matieral). Though I am sure most people of the
region  grow standard varieties imported from Europe,
could you imagine if they had a germplasm library with
old world crops. A friend of mine from Pakastan and
Syria was speculating about going back over there and
exploring some of the wild fruits if things ever get
stable over there.  I am afraid he will have to wait a
number of years before that will happen. Pretty sad.

Robert

--- "Lon J. Rombough" <lonrom at hevanet.com> wrote:
> An interesting notion, given how many of the fruits
> and nuts we use
> originated in the Middle East.  Figs, apricots,
> grapes, pomegranates,
> apples, pistachio nuts,  etc.  Include ones that
> have their origin in more
> eastern (or other) areas, but still have major
> centers of diversity in the
> Middle East, and you can get a very long list.
> -Lon Rombough
> 
> 
> This is kind of an odd quaestion, but I remember
> someone posting a link a few months ago to a nursery
> in CA (San Diego I think).
> That sold fruit trees from the middle east.  The web
> page was in English and Persian.
> 
> I looked throught the archives. I cant seem to find
> it.
> If someone knows what I am talking about, could you
> please send me the link?
> 
> Robert
> 
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