8/19/2006

Dutch Influence on Taiwan Agriculture















During the 17th Century, the Dutch introduced the following items to Taiwan from abroad:
Breadfruit (above)
Jackfruit (波羅密)
Parsley
Tomatoes
Watermelon
Mangoes
Tobacco
Peppers
Lemons
Custard Apples (釋迦)
In addition to providing seeds and a market for the newly arrived Chinese settlers in Taiwan, Dutch ships also imported oxen from India to work on frontier farms.

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