Author(s): BROWNING FRANK
The apple is often seen as in some sense quintessentially English and attracts a level of passion not readily associated with other fruit. The merits of Cox's Orange Pippins, or the demerits of Golden Delicious are to some people real issues and the fantasy of owning an orchard is remarkably widespread. Frank Browning provides an introduction to how apples are grown, the different varieties, the business of apples, their origins and their myriad uses. Far from being in any sense "English", apples have in fact spread inexorably around the world from their heartlands in Kazakhstan.
Perseverance, pests and perversity; in search of the primeval apple forest; the pursuit of paradise; genetic promiscuity, biotech and suicide; reds and grannies and seek-no-further; cider - lifeblood of the heathen apple; Pomona's prospect; appendices.