Ajai wrote:The Saka or Scythians could be responsible for bringing apples to Britain. The birthplace of apples is in Kazakhstan according to some Oxford research team or other.
I'm not seduced by this. Who would have predicted that apple orchards would originate from a region of steppes, taigas, mountains and deserts?
When something is claimed to be from a far-away but reasonably civilised country, that generally means "we don't know". Kazakhstan is a typical example of such a place.