Plus a potted history of the apple pie, from the fourteenth century to its ‘As American As…’ heyday.
Here’s why VGs is absolutely the best place in north Manchester / south Bury for fresh, seasonal, organic apples, bar none.
Check out Mike Viney’s online collection of antique apple peeling / coring / slicing machinery.
My favourite YouTube channel, Tasting History, takes a look at one of the Renaissance prophet’s kitchen favourites.
Atlas Obscura is a website of the world’s weird and wonderful stuff, and some of it is distinctly orchard flavoured.
My twitter-buddy Barry’s article on the history of Pomonas and their origins in cider and perry production is well worth a read.
A shout out for Steven Edholm’s superb SkillCult blog, where he’s been offering grafting advice and talking about his apple breeding project.
If you’re looking for expert advice on grafting apple and pear trees, look no further.
Another round up of videos, this time explaining the best way to cut and store scion wood for grafting.
A rather interesting new series on cider apple varieties has just started on the ‘Turn Them All Into Cider’ blog.