origin of modern apples

Dropped seeds from Kazakhstan got us modern apples

Dropped seeds from Kazakhstan got us modern apples

New research clarifies the genetic exchange that brought us today’s domesticated apples.Silk Road travelers, trading their goods and ideas across Eurasia, brought with them hitchhiking apple seeds, discarded from the choicest fruit pulled from wild trees. This early selection would eventually lead to the 7,500 varieties of apple that exist today.