Williamsburg Regional Library

Apples & how to grow them, a comprehensive guide to 400 apple varieties with practical tips for growing, harvesting and storing, Andrew Mikolajski ; photography by Peter Anderson

This is a comprehensive directory, illustrated with beautiful photographs, describes more than 400 international apple varieties. It includes all the gardener needs to know about growing, training and pruning apple trees, as well as harvesting and storing the apples. It outlines the fascinating story of apple cultivation across the continents, and modern methods of breeding and developing new cultivars. Apples have long been a popular fruit, and can easily be cultivated in your own garden. This authoritative book explains with clear step-by step instructions on the best way to plant, look after and harvest your fruits. To help you choose a suitable variety, there is a visual directory, showing over 400 apple types, in a convenient alphabetical order. A photograph of each apple is shown both cut and whole, there is detailed information on the origin, parentage and appearance of the apple while still on the tree, with a description of the leaves, taste and texture, as well as any other particular points of interest to help with identification and choice
Table Of Contents
Growing Apples -- What is an apple? -- Apple breeding and commerce -- Apple cultivation and planting -- Growing apple trees in containers -- Training apple trees -- Pruning apple trees -- Propagating apples -- Harvesting and storing apples -- Apple problems -- A Directory Of Apples -- Acme -- Ashmead's Kernel -- Baldwin -- Burr Knot -- Cagarlaou -- Cusset Blanc -- D'Arcy Spice -- Dutch Mignonne -- Easter Orange -- Etlins Reinette -- Fara Nume -- Fukunishiki -- Galloway Pippin -- Gyogyi Piros -- Hamvas Alma -- Hubbardston Nonsuch -- Idared -- Ingrid Marie -- Jacquin -- Jupp's Russet A -- Kandile -- Kougetsu -- La Gaillarde -- Lord Lambourne -- Mabbot's Pearmain -- Mutsu (Crispin) -- Neild's Drooper -- Nova Easygro -- Old Fred -- Oxford Hoard -- Parker's Pippin -- Prinses Marijke -- Queen Cox -- Racine Blanche -- Runse -- Sacramentsappel -- Szabadkai Szercsika -- Tellina -- Tydeman's Late Orange -- Underleaf -- Upton Pyne -- Venus Pippin -- Violette -- Wagener -- Wyken Pippin -- Yellow Bellflower -- Yorkshire Greening -- Zabergau Renette -- Zoete Ermgaard
Literary Form
non fiction
Includes index
Physical Description
176 pages, color illustrations, 29 cm


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