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Euphytica

, Volume 6, Issue 1, pp 54–63 | Cite as

Origin of the European cultivated carrot

  • O. Banga
Article

Summary

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    Ancient and modern literature, as far as accessible to the author, has been studied to find indications of the origin of the European cultivated carrot.

     
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    Contrary to most writers on the same subject, it is concluded that there is no evidence that our type of cultivated carrot (Daucus carota s.sp. sativa) was known to the Romans, or to the Europeans at the time of Charlemagne (±800 A.D.) or before.

     
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    It is highly probable that the initial European carrot material originally came from the Arab countries, and found its way into Europe in about the 13th and 14th centuries.

     

Keywords

Europe Plant Physiology 14th Century Arab Country Modern Literature 
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Samenvatting

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    Oude en nieuwe literatuur, voor zover toegankelijk voor de schrijver, is bestudeerd om aanwijzingen te vinden over de oorsprong van de Europese cultuurwortel.

     
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    In tegenstelling met de meeste schrijvers over hetzelfde onderwerp, wordt geconcludeerd dat er geen houdbaar bewijs is dat ons type cultuurwortel (Daucus carota s.sp. sativa) reeds bekend was aan de Romeinen of aan de Europeanen ten tijde van Karel de Grote (±800 n. Chr.) of daarvoor.

     
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    Het is zeer waarschijnlijk dat het eerste Europese wortelmateriaal in oorsprong afkomstig was uit de Arabische landen, en zijn weg in Europa heeft gevonden omstreeks de 13e en 14e eeuw.

     

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Authors and Affiliations

  • O. Banga
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  1. 1.Institute of Horticultural Plant BreedingWageningen

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