Old Apple Book

No, this isn’t a book on old apples, this is an old book on apples, 1915 to be exact.  I’m convinced that we’ve forgotten more about growing apples than we’ve learned since then, as on a whole Americans ate more apples in 1915 than they do now (bananas are our most popular fruit). 

This 500-page tome is a treasure house of knowledge of apple growing, and is loaded with old photos of every aspect of apple culture, from planning to planting to harvesting and marketing- even how to dig your planting holes by blasting them with dynamite (!).  It is a window into our past and I expect to pick up a few pointers for our future.

It is available as a free download on Google Books at http://books.google.com/books?id=oScoAAAAYAAJ&printsec=frontcover&dq=the+apple,+albert+edmund+wilkinson&source=bl&ots=JvhkI_WcKF&sig=tjdIZyfgyqwHYWhI31UV2UpJcJs&hl=en&ei=6Cu0TffuK6nYiALF5NWvBg&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=1&ved=0CBgQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q&f=false

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2 Responses

  1. Hello,
    three moth ago I wrote you an e-mail about our work in Uganda.On our land in Masindi we want to do agriculture and therefore want to plant some appletrees. The trees must adapted to this special climate. We want to plant about 100-200 appletrees for selling and for food for our orphans and staff. We want to ask you for advice how to organise and beginn these plans. How expensive would 100 apple trees of yours be, and how much are the costs for transport to Masindi if you send them? We want to plant these trees as soon as possible in Uganda.
    We would be very grateful for your answer,
    best greetings from Rudolf Werner

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