Synopses & Reviews
Everyone--not just gardeners--will want to take a bite out of Brooklyn Botanic Garden's deliciously illustrated tribute to the luscious, healthful apple. Of course, there's plenty of information on cultivation, including the ABCs of growing the fruit at home and lots of expert tips. But foodiess who love to eat and cook with apples will also find this guide useful and enjoyable. With an encyclopedia of 60 of America's best varieties, it's handy to take along when visiting farmer's markets and roadside stands, and will help buyers choose from the bounty of treasured heirloom breeds and tasty new types. To add to the pleasure: fascinating background and stories about the apple.