Apples originated in Asia and were first cultivated in the Tien Shan mountains of eastern Kazakhstan. Researchers estimate that this occurred around 8,000 B.C., and that apple cultivation spread along the famous "Silk Road" trade route to far points east.
About this Author
Located in Jacksonville, Fla, Frank Whittemore has been a writer and content strategist for over 15 years, providing corporate communications services to Fortune 500 companies. Whittemore writes on topics that stem from his fascination with nature, the environment, science, medicine and technology.