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The New Book of Apples
  • Published: 15 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780091883980
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $80.00

The New Book of Apples



A new edition of the most complete guide to apple varieties and their history ever written

This extraordinary book contains in one unique volume, the most wide-ranging history of apples ever written and a detailed survey of over 2,000 of the world's apple varieties. Beautifully illustrated with 32 exquisite colour paintings, the last edition of this book received many accolades and was quickly recognised as a classic. Complete with a fully revised directory covering all the varieties of apple to be found in the world's largest apple collection, The New Book of Apples includes full historical,geographical and botanical details as well as tasting notes on each type of apple. Exploring the role of apples in cooking, cider making, gardening, myth and medicine, this is an indispensable reference guide.

  • Published: 15 October 2002
  • ISBN: 9780091883980
  • Imprint: Ebury Press
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $80.00

About the author

Joan Morgan

Joan Morgan PhD is a pomologist and fruit historian, internationally renowned for her work on apples. In recognition of her work, Joan has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society’s Veitch Memorial Medal (for contributions to the advancement of the ‘science and practice of horticulture’), and she is one of only 50 recipients of the Institute of Horticulture ‘Award for Outstanding Services to Horticulture’ and is an Honorary Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers.

Joan is closely associated with the UK National Fruit Collection, Brogdale, Kent; The Book of Pears gives a Directory to its Pear Collection as The Book of Apples does for the Apple Collection. She is Chairman of the RHS Fruit Trials Forum and Vice Chairman of the RHS Fruit, Vegetable and Herb Committee.

Joan Morgan is the author, with Alison Richards, of The Book of Apples, The New Book of Apples, A Paradise out of a Common Field: the pleasures and plenty of the Victorian garden and a main contributor to The Downright Epicure, Essays on Edward Bunyard.

She has devoted many years to researching and compiling The Book of Pears.

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Praise for The New Book of Apples

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

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