The Story of the Apple a lecture by author David Mabberley at CBG

Submitted by Evelyn Kiefer on Tue, 11/07/2006 - 16:46.
11/11/2006 - 14:00
11/11/2006 - 16:00

The Story of the Apple reveals the solution to a long-standing puzzle: where did the apple come from, and why is the familiar large, sweet, cultivated apple so different from all the other wild apple species with their bitter, cherry-sized fruits? It was long assumed that the apple of our gardens and supermarkets is the result of a complex history of hybridization and selection. But the true story turns out to be even more interesting, involving earthquakes in the mountainous Tian Shan and the spreading of deserts in Inner and Central Asia, the eating habits of bears and horses (and perhaps dung beetles), the Silk Roads and other ancient trading routes, the discovery of the horticultural technique of grafting, and the multiple virtues of cider. (Check out this website for more information on Mabberley and the book he co-authored)

Part of the Cleveland Botanical Garden Fall Lecture Series
Fee: $20/ member; $27/nonmember
Please Register in advance by calling (216) 721-1600 ext. 143


Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Blvd.
Cleveland, OH
United States