Heritage Apples travels far beyond the grocery store of today to savor the apples of the past. These are the apple varieties—the Gravensteins, the Kings, the red-fleshed Pink Pearl—that link us to history, but through food movements and taste preferences are remerging as the fruit of the future. Heritage apples evoke memories and passion for some; for others they offer delicious, unexplored flavors and a connection to local farmers.
Discover the histories behind the apples, and learn some startling apple facts. Identify the taste, appearance, and uses of 40 different heritage varieties and gain useful growing and harvesting information. Meet apple growers, cider-makers, and people fighting to preserve heritage apples, and join a lifestyle that embraces local and slow food movements. Then try the recipes! Create delicious apple-based dishes, such as Chickpea-Apple Curry, French Apple Clafouti, Tarte Tatin, Apple Brownies, Apple Pie, and more. Expand your knowledge of one of our most popular fruits and celebrate its history with Heritage Apples.
"Susan Lundy’s book is a great resource for anyone at all interested in apples. And even if you’re not, it’s a very entertaining and pleasant read." —El Sol de la Costa blog
Taking this bite into the world of heritage apples was not only informative and entertaining but also inspiring. By capturing these tales of pioneering apple growers, future generations can move forward by staying connected to what has gone before. —Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero-Mile Diet
"From the first steps of her research journey, Lundy documents a surprisingly quick transition from interest to passion. Readers will be righ there with her." —Gulf Islands Driftwood
"The book, beautifully designed by Pete Kohut, is bound to bring up memories of apple trees in backyards and on farms, apple pie, and eating apples off the ground." —The Province
"The people you'll meet in these pages are fascinating and passionate farmers, researchers and ecologists." —The Vancouver Sun
"Within the pages of Heritage Apples you'll meet some of the most important apple movers and shakers of Salt Spring Island." —Don Genova, Aqua Magazine