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Article on the westward spread of citrus
Topic Started: Jul 30 2017, 09:21 PM (82 Views)
Sean Manning
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Citron and later fruits like lemon, oranges, and limes
http://hortsci.ashspublications.org/conten.../6/814.abstract {link to abstract, full text is paywalled}https://www.livescience.com/59896-ancient-c...ade-routes.html {pop science article}

Not to boast, but the Greeks and Romans attributed their first taste of many tree fruits and nuts to people from Iran and Anatolia! And a good reminder of some of the tastes which were not available in Bronze Age Europe or Egypt.
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Brock H
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The abstract was an interesting read. However, I'd say the earliest citruses reached the western Med. during Hellenistic times rather than early Roman.
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