192 Exceptional Varieties for Gardeners, Growers, and Cooks by Tom Burford An all-encompassing reference book about apples for the beginner and expert. Beautiful portraits of 200 heirloom and modern apples, accompanied by distinguishing characteristics, common uses, history, tree characteristics, disease resistance, season of ripening, storage qualities, and uses. Includes a primer on planning an orchard, pruning, grafting, and cultural management. Hardcover, 300 pages.
“My book only presents about two hundred of the thousands of apple varieties of merit that Seed Savers Exchange seeks to preserve. A few years ago on a visit to Decorah I was impressed by the number of at-risk apple varieties that have been preserved by this insightful organization. This assures that once “lost “varieties will be available to everyone and return to commerce. It has been and will continue to be my privilege to support them.” Tom Burford