Apples are a recurring—and enduring—symbol in literature, oftentimes depicted as magical and sacred. In Greek mythology, golden apples were blamed for the start of the Trojan War, and it is widely accepted that the apple was the forbidden fruit that caused Adam and Eve's banishment from the Garden of Eden. In 1665, Sir Isaac Newton discovered the laws of gravity after witnessing an apple fall from a tree, and in 1904, fruit specialist Professor J.T. Stinson famously said, "An apple a day keeps the doctor away."
Frank Browning, the author of Apples: The Story of the Fruit of Temptation, says research suggests apple trees originated in the area known now as Kazakhstan, probably around 6,500 B.C. In about 1630, apple seeds were brought onto American shores by the Pilgrims and, in the early 1800s, farmer John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed, traveled throughout the Ohio Valley, planting thousands of apple trees along the way.
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