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Re: On the subject of fruits....

Poster: "Heather Swann" <swann@intercon.com>

> Poster: Tanner Lovelace <lovelace@acm.org> 
> On Sun, 1 Dec 1996, Matthew Allen Newsome wrote: 
> > Poster: Matthew Allen Newsome <mnewsome@warren-wilson.edu> 
> > As long as we're talking about fruits, does anyone know what kind 
> > of citrus fruits were available in Europe before the discovery of 
> > the New World. (I ask, because I am a fan of cirtus and would like 
> > to know, and also because I watched 1492 on tape over the weekend, 
> > and the opening scene had Columbus eating what looked like an 
> > orange....) Aye, 
> > Eogan 
> That would probably be correct.  I don't have documentation, but I used 
> to live in Sagunto, Spain, a small town a few kilometers north of 
> Valencia.  There were hundreds and thousands of square kilometers 
> of orange groves in that area.  Also, I know the town has existed 
> since Roman times (*big* ruins at the top of the hill), so it's more 
> than likely that orange farmers were there in period.  I can check some 
> of my Spanish history books tonight, if you want. 
> In service, 
> Lord Kendrick Wayfarer 
> --- 
I had to look that up for a feast once....Spanish oranges were well-known for 
their flavour, and still are today.


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