Beginnings of Fruit Growing in the Old World

@article{Zohary1975BeginningsOF,
  title={Beginnings of Fruit Growing in the Old World},
  author={D. Zohary and P. Spiegel-Roy},
  journal={Science},
  year={1975},
  volume={187},
  pages={319 - 327}
}
The article reviews the available information on the start of fruit tree cultivation in the Old World. On the basis of (i) evaluation of the available archeological remains and (ii) examination of the wild relatives of the cultivated crops, it was concluded that olive, grape, date, and fig were the first important horticultural additions to the Mediterranean grain agriculture. They were most likely domesticated in the Near East in protohistoric time (fourth and third millennia B.C.) and they… Expand
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