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Apples of uncommon character : 123 heirlooms, modern classics, & little-known wonders / Rowan Jacobsen ; photography by Clare Barboza.

Jacobsen, Rowan, (author.). Barboza, Clare. (Added Author).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Brownstown PL - Brownstown 634 J17 (Text) 79361000089425 Adult Nonfiction - Gardening, House & Home Available -
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Peabody PL - Columbia City NON-FICTION 634.11 JACOBSEN (Text) 30403001585330 Adult - Non-Fiction Available -
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781620402276
  • ISBN: 1620402270
  • Physical Description: 311 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
  • Edition: First U.S. edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2014.

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Includes indexes.
Formatted Contents Note:
Summer apples -- Dessert apples -- Bakers and saucers -- Keepers -- Cider fruit -- Oddballs -- Recipes -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
While supermarkets limit their offerings to a few waxy options, apple trees with lives spanning human generations are producing characterful varieties - and now they are in the midst of a rediscovery. From heirlooms to new designer breeds, a delicious diversity of apples is out there for the eating. Apples have strong personalities, ranging from crabby to wholesome. The Black Oxford apple is actually purple, and looks like a plum. The Knobbed Russet looks like the love child of a toad and a potato. (But don't be fooled by its looks.) The D'Arcy Spice leaves a hint of allspice on the tongue. Cut Hidden Rose open and its inner secret is revealed. With more than 150 art-quality color photographs, Apples of Uncommon Character shows us the fruit in all its glory. Jacobsen collected specimens both common and rare from all over North America, selecting 120 to feature, including the best varieties for eating, baking, and hard-cider making. Each is accompanied by a photograph, history, lore, and a list of characteristics. The book also includes 20 recipes, savory and sweet, resources for buying and growing, and a guide to the best apple festivals.
Subject: Apples > Varieties.

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