Google™ search of the Central Asia origin of the domestic applehttp://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=central+asia+origin+of+the+apple&btnG=Google+Search
Wikipedia™ on the origin of
 the applehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apple#Botanical_origins
American Scientist Online™http://www.americanscientist.org/template/AssetDetail/assetid/54438;jsessionid=aaa5LVFO

Check out these links to see what others are saying about the possibility that the closest wild ancestors of the domestic apple may be found in Kazakhstan. In fact, right in our own CAHARVEST.ORG back-yard!

Good Fruit Grower Magazine™http://www.goodfruit.com/issues.php?article=160&issue=6
United States Department of Agriculture: Agricultural Research Service and Cornell Universityhttp://ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2006/060103.htm

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Midwest Apple Improvement Association: Purdue and Ohio State Universitieshttp://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/maia/history.html