When was the original apple tree thought to have been grown?

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Michael T. Murray, ND
Naturopathic Medicine

The original apple tree is thought to have grown in eastern Europe and southwestern Asia but has now spread to most temperature regions of the world. There are now over 7,000 varieties of apples in the market as a result of cultivation and hybridization. The apple holds a special place in many historical and mythical realms, beginning with the biblical story of Adam and Eve. In Norse mythology, apples were believed to keep people young forever.

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