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Apples of North America

Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks

Apples of North America
Tom Burford By (author)
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Timber Press

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8.4 X 9.4 in
300 pg

COOKING / Specific Ingredients / Fruit
NATURE / Plants / General
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This celebration of apples will encourage readers to seek out new flavors, discover tasty methods of preservation, and maybe even try to grow their own at home. 


“For all of us who cherish the apple, its utility, its flavors, and its powers of revelation and connection.” —Adrian Higgins, garden columnist, The Washington Post
“The definitive work on our national fruit.” —Peter J. Hatch, gardener, historian, and author of The Fruits and Trees of Monticello
“A great harvest of wisdom.” —Roger B. Swain, author and former host of PBS’s The Victory Garden

"A valuable resource for readers wanting to learn more about the fascinating heritage of this most “American” of all fruits." —Library Journal

“In Apples of North America, Burford specifies what has always been a mystery to me: which varieties are best for baking, cider, applesauce or apple butter. To enjoy the fruit year-round, there are instructions on pressing, fermenting and drying apples.” The Oregonian

“An essential book on how wild apples make a sweet treat for all.” The Monadnock Ledger

Author Bio

Tom Burford was a horticulturist, orchardist, nurseryman and consultant specializing in restoration, re-creation, and design at historic sites (including Monticello) as well as, backyard and commercial orchards and private estates. He was the author of Apples: A Catalog of International Varieties (1991, 1998) and co-author of The Fruit Grafters Handbook (2001). He co-authored the Brooklyn Botanic Garden book The Best Apples to Buy and Grow (2005).