Delicate pictures capture the essence of the apple-growing season across the U.S. Apples covers the history, science, and lore of apples with engaging text on grafting, pollination, cider-making, and the history of apples in America, from the early colonists to Johnny Appleseed. There's even recipes, a list of famous apple moments in history, and a chart with "best uses" for the most common varieties of apples. 30 pages, softcover.
Today, the average American consumes about sixty-five fresh apples each year. Where do so many apples come from? How do they grow? Jacqueline Farmer takes young readers on a field trip to the apple orchard to find out how apple growers turn seeds and seedlings into the many different varieties of America's favorite fruit. Recipes, trivia, and fun facts included.
Jaqueline Farmer is the author of APPLES, PUMPKINS, O CHRISTMAS TREE: IT'S HISTORY AND HOLIDAY TRADITIONS, among other books for young readers. She lives in Greensboro, North Carolina.