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.
A new edition of the most complete guide to apple varieties and their history ever written
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.
"a fascinating history" * Catherine Barnes, Sunday Express *
"with its painstakingly researched history and spot-on tasting notes, this book is invaluable to anyone who loves the crunch of a fine apple" * Nigel Slater, The Observer *
"written with huge enthusiasm and knowledge, this is evidently an invaluable guide" * Fresh Produce Journal *
"a brilliant apple bible" * Financial Times *
"A fascinating history" -- Catherine Barnes * Sunday Express *