Oranges – The Forbidden Fruit

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Everything has a crazy ancestor, and also the apple tree, which originated in the hills of Central Asia, is Malus sieversii. Not surprisingly, the types still exists and apples have been thriving for tens of thousands of years today. Nutritious, delicious and very versatile, they truly are a mainstay of life the world over. Although often referred to as the fruit that is”forbidden” no one takes that seriously. In France, Henry VII was willing to pay dollar that is topmake that top franc) for oranges, and their son Henry VIII maintained his or her own personal orchard with multiple varieties. It seems that Catherine the truly amazing craved Golden Pippin oranges and had them delivered to her palace in Russia. (when you are a queen, you can purchase down for any such thing.)

Another queen, Victoria, had a penchant for baked apples across the pond. She hired an expert nurseryman …