Ever since Eve took some snake’s bad relationship advice, the apple has been an important part of our lives.
Apples come in many colors and subtle differences of flavor, each unique and bursting with vitamins. In temperate climates they’re easy to grow, and recipes abound for cooking with them in both sweet and savory dishes, as well as preserving them by canning or drying.
This week is National Apple Week, and to celebrate we are offering a bushel of books with tips for growing your own apples, lists of rare varieties, nutrition information about apples, and recipes.
The books below are on sale for 25% off until August 13.
||The Holistic Orchard: Tree Fruits and Berries the Biological Way  by Michael Phillips
Phillips’s newest book demystifies the basic skills everybody should know about the inner-workings of the orchard ecosystem, as well as orchard design, soil biology, and organic health management.
||The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist, Second Edition  by Michael Phillips
For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals to control a range of pests. This book shows it is possible to grow apples organically, and teaches you how.
||Cooking Close to Home: A Year of Seasonal Recipes  by Diane Imrie and Richard Jarmusz
Created by a nutritionist and a chef, this gorgeous cookbook has plenty of unique apple recipes including Simple Apple Cheddar Turnovers and Delicata Squash with Apple.
||Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts  by Creighton Lee Calhoun
An indispensable reference for fruit lovers everywhere, especially those who live in the southern United States. Features descriptions of some 1,800 apple varieties that either originated in the South or were widely grown there before 1928.