Book of Apples

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This book is the survey of apple varieties throughout the world, providing a history of apple-growing from earliest times, a practical section on growing apples and eating them, and an annotated directory of the finest varieties, together with lists of apple collections throughout the world. Beginning with a fascinating history of apple-growing from earliest times, she describes the multiplication of varieties which culminated in the golden age of apples as a dessert fruit in ...
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This book is the survey of apple varieties throughout the world, providing a history of apple-growing from earliest times, a practical section on growing apples and eating them, and an annotated directory of the finest varieties, together with lists of apple collections throughout the world. Beginning with a fascinating history of apple-growing from earliest times, she describes the multiplication of varieties which culminated in the golden age of apples as a dessert fruit in the 19th century.
There is a practical section on growing apples and eating them - the characteristics of different varieties, growing, training and pruning, pest protection, serving and cooking. Finally there is a complete annotated directory of the National Apple Collection at Brogdale, the largest of its kind in the world. Also included are useful lists of apple collections throughout the world, and of nurserymen supplying individual varieties. The book is illustrated by 36 magnificent colour paintings by Elizabeth Dowle, specially commissioned for this book, as well as numerous other illustrations in line and halftone.
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George Cohen
This lovely and informative book is published in association with the Brogdale Horticultural Trust of Kent, England, which boasts the largest apple collection in the world, containing both ancient and modern varieties. There is a detailed history of the fruit, starting with the Middle Ages, when most apples were destined for the cider press, and a directory of more than 2,000 of the world's varieties (with cider apples listed in a separate directory). The directories provide a summary of each variety's (cultivar's) characteristics and history. There is an appendix on cooking with apples, which contains 11 recipes, one on growing apples, and a third that lists apple organizations worldwide. Thirty-two opulent color paintings and 70 black-and-white illustrations (including Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, of course) are included.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780091777593
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
  • Publication date: 12/27/1993
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 8.24 (w) x 10.18 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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