Apples of North America: A Celebration of Exceptional Varieties

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Did you realize that there are literally hundreds of varieties of apples? Tragically, over the last hundred years, we have lost many of these wonderful fruits. Recently, however, a new interest in saving our genetic heritage has awakened a desire to learn more about and preserve heirloom varieties before they are all gone. This book introduces you to about two hundred different apples, each with its own story and characteristics – plenty to get started! You learn their names, history, descriptions, growing habits, uses, and more. Each apple is beautifully photographed; reading through you feel a sense of wonder as you start to appreciate each. Once you browse through the varieties, you’re going to wish you could grow them all; the author walks you through the important considerations and mechanics of starting your own orchard of whatever size (he recommends starting small). Finally, there are a few recipes for using all these apples – to make cider, vinegar, apple butter, or dried snacks. Apples seem humble and mundane, but there is much more to them than you may realize. This book is sure to convert you to appreciate their beauty and utility in a whole new way.


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Author Tom Burford
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 312 pages
Publisher Timber Press
Publish Date 28-Sep-2021
ISBN 9781643261171
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Issue January 2022
Category Home & Garden
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