Suggested Reading

Below are some excellent resources if you want to learn more about apple history or rare apple varieties:


Barry, Patrick, The Fruit Garden. Auburn and Rochester, NY: Alden & Beardsley, 1857.  Access The Fruit Garden online here.

Brackett, G. B. The Apple and How to Grow It. USDA Farmers' Bulletin No. 113. Washington, DC, 1900. Access The Apple and How to Grow It online here.

Brooks, Reid M. and H. P. Olmo. Register of New Fruit and Nut Varieties. 2nd edition. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1972.

Calhoun, Creighton Lee Jr. Old Southern Apples: A Comprehensive History and Description of Varieties for Collectors, Growers, and Fruit Enthusiasts. White River Junction, VT: Chelsea Green Publishing, 2010.

Chambliss, C. E. Some Injurious Insects of the Apple. Tennessee Agricultural Experiment Station Bulletin, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-27. Knoxville, TN, 1893. Access Some Injurious Insects online here.

Cole, S. W. The American Fruit Book. Boston: John P. Jewett, 1849. Access The American Fruit Book online here.

Downing, Andrew Jackson. The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America. New York: John Wiley, 1854. Access The Fruits and Fruit Trees of America online here.

Elliott, Franklin Reuben. Elliott's Fruit Book. New York: A. O. Moore, 1858. Access Elliott's Fruit Book online here.

Fitz, James. The Southern Apple and Peach Culturist. Richmond, VA: J. W. Randolph & English, 1872. Access The Southern Apple and Peach Culturist online here.

Fraser, Samuel. American Fruits. New York: Orange Judd Publishing Co., Inc., 1931. Access American Fruits online here.

Gould, H. D. Orchard Fruits in the Piedmont and Blue Ridge Regions of Virginia and the South Atlantic States. USDA Bulletin No. 135, Washington, DC, 1908. Access Orchard Fruits online here.

Hedrick, U. P. A History of Horticulture in America to 1860. New York: Oxford University Press, 1950.

Kains, M. G. Home Fruit Grower. New York: A. T. De La Mare Company, 1918. Access Home Fruit Grower online here.

Kenrick, William. The New American Orchardist. 3rd ed. Boston: Otis, Broaders, and Company, 1841. Access The New American Orchardist online here.

Newman, C. C. Notes on Varieties of Apples. South Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station of Clemson Agricultural College, Bulletin 109, pp. 6-38. Columbia, SC: The R. L. Bryan Company, 1905. Access Notes on Varieties of Apples online here.

Peek, S. W. The Nursery and the Orchard. Atlanta, GA: J. P. Harrison & Co., 1885. Access The Nursery and the Orchard online here.

Ragan, William Henry. Nomenclature of the Apple: A Catalogue of the Known Varieties Referred to in American Publications from 1804-1904. Bulletin No. 56. Washington, DC: United States Department of Agriculture, 1905. Access Nomenclature of the Apple online here.

Sears, Fred C. Productive Orcharding. Philadelphia, PA: J. B. Lippincott Company, 1914. Access Productive Orcharding online here.

Thomas, John Jacobs. The American Fruit Culturist. 20th ed. New York: William Wood and Company, 1897. Access The American Fruit Culturist online here.

Upshall, W. H., ed. North American Apples: Varieties, Rootstocks, Outlook. East Lansing, Michigan: Michigan State University Press, 1970.

Warder, John Ashton. American Pomology: Apples. New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1867. Access American Pomology online here.

Waugh, F. A. The American Apple Orchard. New York: Orange Judd and Company, 1909. Access The American Apple Orchard online here.

White, William N. Gardening for the South. New York: O. Judd Co., 1885. Access Gardening for the South online here.