Orchard Bibliography

Welcome to my ‘Pomolibrary’. The books listed on this page are all on the subject of top-fruit, soft-fruit, orchard management, cider-making, the social and economic history of orchards and orcharding, or cooking with, eating and enjoying the fruit harvest.

The list below is of the print books in my own collection, and there are hundreds of copyright-free historical texts available online. The full list of everything I’ve found to-date can be accessed (read-only) via this spreadsheet.

Research is always ongoing, so if you’re aware of any books that really ought to be added to the Pomolibrary, or open source texts that aren’t already listed on the spreadsheet, or a useful online archive that I might find it useful to search through, please do drop me a line and let me know.

  • 2022 – Melons and Other Cucurbits – Richard Brown
  • 2021 – Taming Fruit: How Orchards Have Transformed the Land, Offered Sanctuary, and Inspired Creativity – Bernd Brunner
  • 2021 – The New Sylva; A Discourse of Forest and Orchard Trees for the Twenty-First Century (3rd ed.) – Gabriel Hemery & Sarah Simblet
  • 2021 – The Orchard Book – Wade Muggleton
  • 2021 – The Orchards of Eastern England: History, Ecology and Place – Gerry Barnes, Tom Williamson
  • 2020 – Orchard: A Year in England’s Eden – Benedict Macdonald, Nicholas Gates
  • 2020 – Orchard Recipes from Eastern England – Monica Askay and Tom Williamson
  • 2019 – Heritage Apples – Caroline Ball
  • 2019 – The Language of Fruit – Liz Bellamy
  • 2019 – The Lost Orchard – Raymond Blanc
  • 2019 – Mulberry – Peter Coles
  • 2019 – Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider and the Complicated Art of Making a Living – Andy Brennan
  • 2018 – Apples of Wales – Carwyn Graves
  • 2018 – Damsons: An Ancient Fruit in the Modern Kitchen – Sarah Conrad Gothie
  • 2018 – The Devon Orchards Book – Michael Gee
  • 2018 – The Shadow Orchard – Jim Chapman
  • 2018 – The Original Warden Pear (2nd ed.) – Margaret Roberts
  • 2018 – The Worcester Black Pear – Wade Muggleton
  • 2017 – Growing Urban Orchards – Susan Poizner
  • 2017 – Nuts: Growing and Cooking – Jane McMordland Hunter and Sally Hughes
  • 2017 – The Apples and Orchards of Worcestershire – Wade Muggleton
  • 2016 – The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit – Pete Brown
  • 2016 – How to Prune an Apple Tree – Chloe Ward
  • 2015 – Apple – Marcia Reiss
  • 2015 – Apples: a Field Guide – Michael Clark
  • 2014 – The Apple Book – Rosie Sanders
  • 2014 – A Cornish Pomona – James Evans and Mary Martin
  • 2014 – Cider Enthusiasts’ Manual – Bill Bradshaw
  • 2014 – Quinces, Growing and Cooking – Jane McMorland Hunter and Sue Dunster
  • 2014 – Wild Fruit: A Field Guide to Britain and Europe – Alain & Marie-Jeanne Généve
  • 2013 – The Apples of North America – Tom Burford
  • 2013 – The Apples and Orchards of Cumbria – Andy Gilchrist
  • 2013 – The Apple Pruning Manual – Roger Worracker and Malcom Withnall
  • 2013 – The Tradescants’ Orchard – Barrie Juniper & Hanneke Grootenboer
  • 2012 – The Illustrated World Enclyclopedia of Apples – Andrew Mikolajski
  • 2012 – The Lost Orchards of Cantre’r Gwaelod – Richard Bambrey
  • 2012 – Orchards – Claire Masset
  • 2012 – Alcohol and its Role in the Evolution of Human Society – Ian S. Hornsey
  • 2011 – Apple: A Global History – Erika Janik
  • 2011 – Growing Fruit Trees – J. M. Lespinasse, É. Leterme
  • 2011 – How to Grow Apples and Make Cider (2nd ed.) – Bill Bleasdale
  • 2011 – The Fruit Tree Handbook – Ben Pike
  • 2010 – For the Love of an Orchard – Jane McMorland Hunter, Chris Kelly
  • 2009 – Bob Flowerdew’s Complete Fruit Book – Bob Flowerdew
  • 2009 – Fruitful Legacy – Susan A. Dolan
  • 2009 – Organic Fruit Production and Viticulture, A Complete Guide – Stella Cubison
  • 2008 – Apples of the Welsh Marches – Marcher Apple Network
  • 2008 – Ciderland – James Crowden
  • 2008 – Community Orchards Handbook – Common Ground
  • 2008 – Forgotten Fruits – Christopher Stocks
  • 2007 – The Northern Pomona: Apples For Cool Climates – ed. Linden Hawthorne, Elke Laver, Bridget Gillespie
  • 2006 – The Isle of Wight Apple Book – Alison Harding
  • 2006 – The Story of the Apple – Barrie E. Juniper & David J. Mabberley
  • 2006 – Berries – Roger Yepsen
  • 2005 – The Apple Grower: A Guide for the Organic Orchardist – Michael Phillips
  • 2005 – The Orchard, a Memoir (reprint ed.) – Adele Crockett Robertson
  • 2003 – Le Potager du Roi – Stephanie de Courtois
  • 2002 – Growing Cider Apples: A Guide to Good Practice – Liz Copas, Roger Umpelby
  • 2002 – The New Book of Apples – Joan Morgan, Alison Richards
  • 2002 – Pomona Britannica, the Complete Plates (Taschen reprint ed.) – George Brookshaw
  • 2001 – A Somerset Pomona: The Cider Apples of Somerset – Liz Copas
  • 2001 – Cabbages & Kings – The Origins of Fruit & Vegetables – Jonathan Roberts
  • 2001 – Der Apfel, Sortannemen und Synonyme – Johann-Heinrich Rolff
  • 2000 – The Common Ground Book of Orchards – Common Ground
  • 1999 – Cider, the Forgotten Miracle – James Crowden
  • 1999 – Growing Fruit – Harry Baker
  • 1998 – Cornucopia, the Lore of Fruits& Vegetables – Annie Lise Roberts
  • 1997 – The Apple Cookbook – Charlotte Popescu
  • 1997 – The Orchard, A Memoir – Adele Crockett Robinson
  • 1997 – Pears – Jim Arbury, Sarah Pinhey
  • 1996 – Pomona’s Harvest – An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature – H. Frederic Janson
  • 1995 – Summer Fruit: A Country Garden Cookbook – Edon Waycott
  • 1994 – Berries: A Country Garden Cookbook – Sharon Kramis
  • 1994 – Pears: A Country Garden Cookbook – Janet Hazen
  • 1994 – Apple Games and Customs – Beatrice Mayfield
  • 1992 – The Cuckoo in June: Tales of a Sussex Orchard – David Atkins
  • 1991 – The Apple Source Book – Sue Clifford, Angela King
  • 1991 – The Fruit Garden Displayed (8th ed.) – Harry Baker
  • 1990 – Growing Tree Fruits – Bonham Bazeley
  • 1990 – Paradise Out of a Common Field – Joan Morgan and Alison Richards
  • 1990 – Pruning Hardy Fruits – Jack Woodward
  • 1989 – Hooker’s Finest Fruits – Frederick A. Roach
  • 1988 – A Harvest of Apples – Ruth Ward
  • 1988 – Fruit Culture, Its Science and Art – Kay Ryugo
  • 1988 – The English Apple – Rosanne Sanders
  • 1987 – Bulmers of Hereford, A Century of Cider-Making – L. P. Wilkinson
  • 1985 – Cultivated Fruits of Britain: Their Origin and History – F.A. Roach
  • 1984 – Cider Making in Wales – John Williams-Davies
  • 1983 – Forgotten Fruit – Francesca Greenoak
  • 1982 – Cidermaking (Shire Classics) – Michael B. Quinion
  • 1979 – Grafting Fruit Trees – Larry Southwick
  • 1978 – The Illustrated History of Gardening – Anthony Huxley
  • 1976 – Pruning in the Fruit Garden – F. Hilkenbäumer
  • 1972 – Growing Unusual Fruit – Alan F. Simmons
  • 1966 – Pruning Apple Trees – C. R. Thompson
  • 1961 – Compost Fruit Growing – S. R. Williams
  • 1955 – Fruit From Trained Trees – Stanley B. Whitehead
  • 1954 – The Pruning of Fruit Trees – Paul Champagnat (trans. N.B. Bagenal)
  • 1953 – Science and Fruit – ed. T. Wallace and R. W. Marsh
  • 1949 – Fruit Growing for Amateurs – Plant Protection Ltd.
  • 1949 – The Plums of England – H. V. Taylor
  • 1949 – The Pruning of Apples and Pears by Renewal Methods – C. R. Thompson
  • 1948 – Hardy Fruit Growing – Sir Frederick Keeble and A. N. Rawes
  • 1946 – The Apples of England (3rd ed.) – H. V. Taylor
  • 1929 – The Anatomy of Dessert (2006 reprint ed.) – Edward A. Bunyard
  • 1923(?) – The Photographic Guide to Pruning Fruit Trees (reprint edtn.) – Ephraim Porter Felt
  • 1917 – Pruning Fruit Trees (reprint ed.) – W. H. Alderman and E. C. Auchter
  • 1899 – Catalogue of Fruit Trees Cultivated by George Bunyard & Co. (reprint ed.) – George Bunyard & Co.
  • 1891 – The Miniature Fruit Garden (reprint ed.) – Thomas Rivers
  • 1890 – Fruit Farming For Profit (3rd ed.) – George Bunyard
  • 1862 – The Science and Practice of Grafting, Pruning and Training Fruit Trees (reprint ed.) – Alphonse Du Breiul (trans. W. Wardle)
  • 1779 – The British Fruit Gardener and Art of Pruning (reprint edtn.) – John Abercrombie