A Guide to Growing Apples with Information on Root-Stocks, Varieties, Cross-Pollination, Pruning, Thinning, Pests and Diseases

Author: Frederick Keeble

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1447481321

Category: Gardening

Page: 28

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This early work on apple cultivation is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains information on root-stocks, cross pollination, pruning and much more. This is a fascinating work and is thoroughly recommended for the amateur fruit grower. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Growing Apples

Author: Robert Atkinson

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 1446546160

Category: Gardening

Page: 132

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Best Apples to Buy and Grow

Author: Beth Hanson

Publisher: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

ISBN: 9781889538662

Category: Gardening

Page: 120

View: 9602

Your indispensable field guide to the crispy, crunchy, intensely flavorful apples increasingly available at supermarkets, farmers' markets, farm stands, and orchards. Use this handbook to discover some of the tastiest antique and modern varieties, and how to use them for cooking, baking, cider making, or eating fresh.--COVER.

An Article about Growing Apples for Small Families

Author: George E. Whitehead

Publisher: Budge Press

ISBN: 1446537137

Category: Gardening

Page: 30

View: 9319

All aspects of apple growing are covered in this informative article written by an expert on the subject. With sections on soil, trees, distances, varieties, planting, pruning and more. This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.

The Apple Grower

Guide for the Organic Orchardist, 2nd Edition

Author: Michael Phillips

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603581324

Category: Gardening

Page: 360

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For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips has continued his research with apples, which have been called "organic's final frontier." In this new edition of his widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruit with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin clay as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse, healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficial microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and regional varieties, value-added products, and the "community orchard" model The author's personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic among small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with apples needs to have this updated edition on their bookshelf.

A Beginner's Guide to Apples - Planting - Growing - Harvesting - Preserving - Preparing

Author: Dueep Jyot Singh,John Davidson

Publisher: Mendon Cottage Books

ISBN: 1310065306

Category: Gardening

Page: 54

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Table of Contents A Beginner’s Guide to Apples Introduction Growing Apples Time to plant Choosing the Right Tree Planting Tips Feeding Your Trees Pruning an Apple Tree Root Pruning and Ringing Ringing Popular Varieties of Apples Preserving and Storing Apples Pests and Diseases Apples in Cuisine Traditional Applesauce Traditional Apple Cake Traditional Dutch Schnitz Un Knepp – Apples and Buttons These are made by sifting together the flour, baking powder, salt and pepper. Appendix How to Make Traditional Apple Butter Conclusion Author Bio Publisher Introduction For all of those who have grown up on the aphorism of an apple a day keeps the doctor away, they are not going to find it surprising that since ancient times, Apples have been considered to be The Fruit of the Gods. Norse gods were given a daily diet of apples in order to help them keep their youth and beauty by the goddess Edda. It was one of the tasks of Hercules in Greek mythology to obtain the Golden Apples of Life in the Garden of Hesperides. In the same way Paris was asked to judge between 3 goddesses, Aphrodite, Athena and Hera on the general theme of who is the fairest of them all. Aphrodite bribed him with Helen – the most beautiful woman in the world – and he awarded her the Golden Apple of beauty. And so, fate brought about the 10 year Trojan war with the gods and goddesses taking sides in the activities of men. Wild apples are supposed to have originated in Asia, – especially in Kazakhstan and Tajikistan area – where you can still find them growing wild today. The domestic variety was then taken from Central Asia by nomads to other parts of Europe, Asia and grown in gardens and orchards. European colonists took the apple from Europe to America in the 15th century. But before that these apples were a major part of ancient Greek, Norse and Scandinavian history. For millenniums people in Europe and Asia survived harsh winters by subsisting on apples that they had picked in autumn. Even now, in many parts of the world, these apples preserved just above freezing level are a major part of the winter nutritious daily diet. Crab apples are native North American apples, also called Common Apples. Apple growing is a multibillion dollar industry today in many parts of the USA, thanks to Rev. William Blaxton who planted the first apple orchard in Boston somewhere around 1625. Colonial farms at that time got their seeds from traders from Europe. So, this book introduces you to growing one of the most popular and well-known of fruits, which has been grown all over the world longer than any other fruit.

Growing Your Own Fruit and Veg For Dummies

Author: Geoff Stebbings

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119992230

Category: Gardening

Page: 428

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Save money and eat fresh with this hands-on guide to home-growing Growing you own produce is the only way to enjoy delicious, garden-fresh fruit and veg all year round. This practical manual gives you the lowdown on everything from finding the right tools and choosing which plants to grow, to nurturing your crops and bringing in your first harvest. The easy-to-follow advice will help you get started straight away and become a confident and successful kitchen gardener. • Get going with growing – discover which plants are best for you and how to make the most of your outdoor space • Prepare your plot – learn how to set up and maintain healthy beds for your fruit and vegetables • Grow tasty veg – choose your favourite veggies from asparagus and broccoli to courgettes, sweet corn and many more • Grow your own fruit salad – get quick results from fast-growing berries and learn to nurture slow-growing tree fruit and exotic greenhouse produce

Cider Manual

The Practical Guide to Growing Apples and Cider Making

Author: Bill Bradshaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781785211270


Page: 184

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Old Southern Apples

A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts, 2nd Edition

Author: Creighton Lee Calhoun

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603583122

Category: Gardening

Page: 384

View: 9341

A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928. Author Lee Calhoun is one of the foremost figures in apple conservation in America. This masterwork reflects his knowledge and personal experience over more than thirty years, as he sought out and grew hundreds of classic apples, including both legendary varieties (like Nickajack and Magnum Bonum) and little-known ones (like Buff and Cullasaga). Representing our common orchard heritage, many of these apples are today at risk of disappearing from our national table. Illustrated with more than 120 color images of classic apples from the National Agricultural Library’s collection of watercolor paintings, Old Southern Apples is a fascinating and beautiful reference and gift book. In addition to A-to-Z descriptions of apple varieties, both extant and extinct, Calhoun provides a brief history of apple culture in the South, and includes practical information on growing apples and on their traditional uses.

Apples of New England: A User's Guide

Author: Russell Powell

Publisher: The Countryman Press

ISBN: 1581576749

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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A guide to more than 200 varieties of apples! This fascinating and helpful guide will offer practical advice about rare heirlooms and newly discovered varieties, chapters on the rich tradition of apple growing in New England and on the “fathers” of American apples—Massachusetts natives John Chapman (“Johnny Appleseed”) and Henry David Thoreau. Apples of New England will present the apple in all its splendor: as biological wonder, super food, work of art, and cultural icon. Apples of New England will be an indispensable resource for anyone identifying apples in New England orchards, farm stands, grocery stores—or their own backyard. Photographs of the more than 200 apples discovered, grown, or sold in New England will be accompanied by notes about flavor and texture, history, ripening time, storage quality, and best use.

Watch Apple Trees Grow

Author: Mary Ann Hoffman

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433948192

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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Learn about the life cycle of an apple tree.


Author: Jacqueline Farmer,Phyllis Limbacher Tildes

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

ISBN: 1570916942

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 4518

Describes the cultivation and uses of apples.