johnna at sitka.engin.umich.edu
Sat Mar 29 07:55:44 PDT 2008
Actually the history of citrus fruits is much more complicated than that.
It's not so much regional as it is one of crosses and hybrids and grafts
then used to produce new fruits. Farmers have been playing around
with citrus fruits for thousands of years.
Until such time as the books are unboxed and I do another edition of my own
oranges book, I would suggest taking a look at: the new book titled:
Citrus by Pierre Laszlo. University of Chicago Press.
Online there's also:
> Reuther, Walter, Herbert John Webber, and Leon Dexter Batchelor. /The
> Citrus Industry/. Revised Edition. Riverside, CA:
> University of California. Division of Agricultural
> Sciences, 1967. Volume I: History, World Distribution,
> Botany, and Varieties. http://lib.ucr.edu/agnic/webber/
Hope this helps
> Stefan li Rous wrote:
>> These (sour oranges, blood oranges, sweet oranges) are three
>> different varieties and originally came from different regions. I
>> don't believe any of them are ancestors of the others. We've
>> discussed oranges a number of times. All are available if you know
>> where to look. The grapefruit does appear to be a hybrid, though. And
>> yes, I believe limes and key limes are talked about in this file as
>> Perhaps this might be of interest:
>> fruit-citrus-msg (112K) 12/21/06 Period citrus fruits. Recipes.
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