“Apple-trees, pomegranates and pears, wonderful orchard,
sweet figs and fresh green olives.
Unspoilt stays your fruit, always growing,
in winter as well as in summer.
All year round, and a low
West wind makes the one blooming
and ripening the other:
Pear after pear, and apple follows the apple
and so it is with grape and fig.”
(Odyssey, Book VII, lines 115-121)