This fascinating history of orchards and in the English landscape is essential reading for pomologists and social historians alike.
Category: Orchard History
Max Miller, on Making ‘Lamb’s Wool’ for Wassailing
Max’s latest episode takes a look at the tradition of wassailing and shows us how to make one of the classic wassail beverages.
Book Notes: Taming Fruit, by Bernd Brunner
This panoramic overview of humanity’s relationship with fruit is a must-have for any pomological collection.
John Worlidge, on Cutting-Edge Pressing Technology
If it’s a fruit-pressing technological breakthrough that you’re looking for, you need look no further.
Shout Out for The Virtual Apple Parer Museum
Check out Mike Viney’s online collection of antique apple peeling / coring / slicing machinery.
The Norfolk Biffin, A History, Part I – Biffin Desserts
In part one of this article I explore the detailed story of the dried, pressed apple dessert known as the ‘Norfolk Biffin’.
Gervase Markham, on Medicinal Apples
Bubonic Plague? Pleurisy? Gervase Markham has just the thing to get you back on your feet again.
J. C. Loudon, on Persia’s Artistic Apples
Here’s a snippet from a 19th Century gardening magazine – sounds like it might be interesting to try.
Darlene Hayes is Speaking of Cider Apples
A rather interesting new series on cider apple varieties has just started on the ‘Turn Them All Into Cider’ blog.
On The Trail of the ‘Hereford Beefing’
A chance glance at a Tweet sparks hours of enjoyable research into old apple varieties and this very long-read piece.