Cider Musings

Origin of Apples

Hindu Kush

The cider apple of today originates on the forested flanks of the Tian Shan mountains. Alexander the Great is credited with finding apples in Kazakhstan

Apples started their journey from the Hindu Kush region to Europe  by traders on the Silk Road and selected for flavour and “eatablity”.  see Cider Musings

Apples, the most commonly grown fruit is not domesticated like cereals or rice. The clones are maintained by grafting as each seed showing marked genetic diversity. Grafting was first discovered by Chinese about 6000 BC. The Greeks are credited with grafting apples in 800 BC