This extraordinary book contains in one unique volume, the most wide-ranging history of apples ever written and a detailed survey of over 2,000 of the world's apple varieties. Beautifully illustrated with 32 exquisite colour paintings, the last edition of this book received many accolades and was quickly recognised as a classic. Complete with a fully revised directory covering all the varieties of apple to be found in the world's largest apple collection, The New Book of Apples includes full historical, geographical and botanical details as well as tasting notes on each type of apple. Exploring the role of apples in cooking, cider making, gardening, myth and medicine, this is an indispensable reference guide.
Joan Morgan is the connoisseur of apples. Originally trained as a biochemist, she was the first woman invited to become a member of the Royal Horticultural Society's Fruit and Vegetable Committee. Alison Richards is an award-winning radio producer and writer with a special interest in the social aspects of gardening and cookery.
The fruit of paradise; for pleasure, meate and medicine; for God and country; apples for the few; apples for the many; the cider story. Directory of apple varieties. Appendices: cooking with apples; growing apples; further information.