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December 13, 2012

Pomegranates

The pomegranate, (punica granatum), is an ancient fruit that is still prized today.  The origin of pomegranates is around Persia and Afghanistan.  Pomegranates have been in our diets since the beginning of time.  Some people believe that they are supposivel...

July 26, 2012

Bananas

Bananas are an herb that grows on a tropical plant.  A banana is not a true fruit, however, because it contains no seeds.  It is botanically classified as an herb because of the non-woody stem.  It produces flowers, but they are sterile also. The plant only has...

December 8, 2011

Quince

The Quince, the “golden apple”, or “love apple”, is a funny pear shaped greenish-yellow fruit that is related to the apple and the pear.  The name quince comes from ancient Cydonia on the island of Crete.

            The origin of the quince is in the Middle East,...

October 13, 2011

Apples

            The apple is said to have originated around Asia Minor.  The first edible apple was cultivated around 1200 BC near Alma Ata in Kazakhstan.  The Greeks and Romans were cultivating the apple by 300 BC.  The European settlers brought it to America....

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