The apple, as we know it today, was introduced to Central Europe by the Romans. Today, the apple is one of the most important and popular types of fruit worldwide.
Pears have long accompanied the development of human culture; even Homer commented on them. Later research found that the pear tree was also worshiped by the Babylonians as a holy tree.
After the apple, they are the second most widely cultivated fruit-growing tree. However, the cherry only reaches fourth place in harvest volume due to the relatively small fruit.
In Europe, apricots were considered to be aphrodisiacs for a long time. This is also the context in which they appear in William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi.