Did You Know?
Eating an apple is a more reliable method of staying awake than consuming a cup of coffee.
The Origins of Apples
Apples are not native to North America. They originated in Kazakhstan, in central Asia east of the Caspian Sea. The capital of Kazakhstan, Alma Ata, means “full of apples.” By 1500 BC apple seeds had been carried throughout Europe. The Greeks, Etruscans, and Romans cultivated apples. To the latter goes the credit, during the early centuries of the Christian era, for having carried apple seeds and trees to the British Isles. Many varieties of apples thrived in England.