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Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description by Creighton Lee Calhoun

By Creighton Lee Calhoun

A publication that turned an fast vintage whilst it first seemed in 1995, Old Southern Apples is an imperative reference for fruit fans in every single place, specially those that dwell within the southern usa. Out of print for a number of years, this newly revised and elevated version now good points descriptions of a few 1,800 apple forms that both originated within the South or have been extensively grown there sooner than 1928.

Author Lee Calhoun is likely one of the most popular figures in apple conservation in the United States. This masterwork displays his wisdom and private event over greater than thirty years, as he sought out and grew hundreds and hundreds of vintage apples, together with either mythical types (like Nickajack and Magnum Bonum) and little-known ones (like Buff and Cullasaga). Representing our universal orchard background, lots of those apples are this present day vulnerable to disappearing from our nationwide table.

Illustrated with greater than one hundred twenty colour pictures of vintage apples from the nationwide Agricultural Library’s number of watercolor work, Old Southern Apples is an engaging and gorgeous reference and present publication. as well as A-to-Z descriptions of apple forms, either extant and extinct, Calhoun presents a quick heritage of apple tradition within the South, and comprises sensible info on growing to be apples and on their conventional uses.

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