Article: Is This the World’s Fruit Bowl?: Treasure

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Image Is This the World’s Fruit Bowl?
By Larry Rettig on February 26, 2011

Some of our most popular temperate-zone fruits may have originated in a single region of the world. The region is somewhat remote and exotic, one that we Westerners have paid little attention to. It encompasses the sliver of land between the Caspian- and Black Seas and spreads east into southern Kazakhstan and then into the Tian Shan and Kun Lun mountain ranges along and south of Kazakhstan’s border with China (see map below).

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ImageSharon
Feb 27, 2011 12:44 AM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
As always, Larry, your article is a treasure of important facts and information. It's a lot to think about, a lot to absorb.

A utopia, perhaps?
Thank you for always alerting us to new ways of thinking, new avenues of information, new thoughts to ponder.
ImageDutchlady1
Feb 27, 2011 6:27 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Very interesting, I agree.
ImageLarryR
Feb 27, 2011 12:08 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Or perhaps Paradise, at least when the trees are in bloom and when the apples ripen in the fall. However, I'll leave that speculation to others. Whistling

As always, Sharon, thanks for your kind words. And, yes, I do like to explore, both in the physical world and in the world of words.
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ImageLarryR
Feb 27, 2011 12:09 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Hi Hetty! Nice to hear from you!
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageSharon
Feb 27, 2011 12:16 PM CST
Name: Sharon
Kentucky
It's the world of words that allows us to go to faraway paradise.
ImageLarryR
Feb 28, 2011 12:24 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Yes, indeed, Sharon. It's a world that you and I--and, thankfully, so many others--gravitate to.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
KAMasud
Jul 18, 2013 11:20 PM CST
Name: Arif Masud
Alpha Centauri.
I tip my hat to you. Yes facts have been covered but not as to the how the habitat is being destroyed and fast. Larry if you look up the area, see what is being done to the Siachin glacier, the largest glacier apart from the ones in the Arctic. While you are at it look up the Wakhan peninsular and wonder who and why is that part of the world being destroyed. After that you can look up the Chinese dreams of a highway and railway link between Lhasa to mainland.
Just look up what is going on in this "Worlds Fruit Bowl" I won't spell it out due to narrow mindedness.
Best Regards I tip my hat to you. .
Arif.

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