Apples: a field guide

The book is intended to help identify that unknown apple growing in your garden or in the park; to help you choose which variety to plant whether it be one, two or even an orchard - and encourage the planting of apple trees wherever there is space for them. The trees provide beauty in their shapes and blossoms as well as food for us. There is also a surplus for wildlife which live in and around their fruit and shade. There is advice on rootstocks, but the main body of the book is the list of the 130 most popular types of apple; each of these is illustrated and history, details of flavour and texture, special requirements or characteristics and uses. Information on flowering time, pollination group, harvesting season and storage is given for each.
Michael Clark
Available as: 
orchard; tree; fruit; culinary