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Old Southern Apples, Revised & Expanded
A book that became an instant classic when it first appeared in 1995, "Old Southern Apples" is an indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Out of print for several years, this newly revised and expanded edition now features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or ...more
Hardcover, 384 pages
Published January 20th 2011 by Chelsea Green Publishing
(first published December 3rd 2005)
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The Arkansas Black is a real alligator horse of an apple. Bite into one fresh off the tree, and it will bite right back. To describe its flesh as “firm” doesn’t adequately describe the fight in this apple. Its deep red blush makes it perhaps the most beautiful apple God ever created. And its rebel persistence serves it well. In early March, when those grocery store apples pulled from their winter sleep in a nitrogen-infused, controlled atmosphere storage facility taste bland and mealy, an Arkans ...more
Jan 26, 2011 Jonathan rated it it was amazing · review of another edition
Calhoun's labor of love catalogs apple varieties that originated in or prospered in the South prior to 1929, when home apple orchards were common. This is an indispensable book for anybody desiring to plant apples in the South.