30. July 2015 · Comments Off on The Trees Of Citrus · Categories: News · Tags: ,

Citrus fruits are one of the most cultivated in the world tree species. Its delicious fruits are the cause of its success and, therefore, are being grown from 4,000 years ago. The numerous species of citrus are developed in almost all regions of the world within the band bounded by the line of 40 latitude. Greek mythology refers already of the orange tree as a tree directly linked to the divinities. This tree was part of the garden of Hesperides, located in the mount Atlas, which was populated orange groves as the legend.

The importance accorded a civilization as old as the Greek to oranges is reflected in multiple myths and legends of this town. Oriental origins-the genre they belong to the citrus fruit is Citrus. It comes from tropical and subtropical Asia and the Malay Archipelago. Species in the genus Citrus, have gone extends from their place of origin to all regions of the world where are grown today. The area that seem to have arisen the citrus is located in Southeast Asia, including the East of Arabia, the eastern area of the Philippines and from the Himalayas to the South to Indonesia. The cultivation of citrus has been practicing since time immemorial.

The primitive inhabitants of the Asian region that emerged were the first to cultivate them before their arrival in Europe. The Western pioneers in the exploration of Asia, were amazed with citrus, its smells and its flowers and they were responsible for extending these trees the length and breadth of the planet. The approximate arrival of these fruits in Europe took place around 310 BC were the citrons group and came from the covered region between South China and the India. Limes it emerged East of the India and spread through the sea of Oman, while the origin of lemons, one of the citrus fruit known and employees for the kitchen, is completely unknown and speculated with the theory that it is a hybrid between the Citron and lemon. Sweet orange, It is one of the most famous desserts in Spanish cuisine, originated in southeastern China, and as more accurate assumptions, it is believed that it was the Romans who exported the fruit to the West. On the other hand, the sour orange is originally from Southeast Asia, probably from the India.

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