Prepared by Damon Lippert April 2019
For thousands of years, farmers planted seeds to continue lines of crops. At many times around the world people discovered the process of artificial pollination (probably by watching bees!). This hand pollination allowed us to develop many of the food crops we use today from humble beginnings. We discovered grafting a branch from one type of apple tree onto another with worse fruit allowed us to have the kind of apples we wanted.