Orchard Bibliography

The books listed on this page are all on the subject of top-fruit, orchards and orchard management, cider-making or the social and economic history of orchards and orcharding.

The list below is of the print copies in my collection, but there are hundreds more copyright-free historical texts or open source research projects that are available online. The full list of everything I’ve found to-date can be accessed (read-only) here.

Research is ongoing, so if you’re aware of any open source texts that aren’t already listed, or a useful online archive that I could search through, please do drop me a line and let me know.

  • 2021 – Taming Fruit: How Orchards Have Transformed the Land, Offered Sanctuary, and Inspired Creativity – Bernd Brunner
  • 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 Lost Orchard – Raymond Blanc
  • 2019 – Uncultivated: Wild Apples, Real Cider and the Complicated Art of Making a Living – Andy Brennan
  • 2019 – The Language of Fruit – Liz Bellamy
  • 2018 – The Shadow Orchard – Jim Chapman
  • 2018 – The Original Warden Pear (2nd Ed) – Margaret Roberts
  • 2018 – The Worcester Black Pear – Wade Muggleton
  • 2018 – Damsons: An Ancient Fruit in the Modern Kitchen – Sarah Conrad Gothie
  • 2018 – Apples of Wales – Carwyn Graves
  • 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 – 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 Tradescants’ Orchard – Barrie Juniper & Hanneke Grootenboer
  • 2012 – The Illustrated World Enclyclopedia of Apples – Andrew Mikolajski
  • 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 – The Fruit Tree Handbook – Ben Pike
  • 2011 – Growing Fruit Trees – J. M. Lespinasse, É. Leterme
  • 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
  • 2008 – Apples of the Welsh Marches – Marcher Apple Network
  • 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
  • 2003 – Le Potager du Roi – Stephanie de Courtois
  • 2002 – The New Book of Apples – Joan Morgan, Alison Richards
  • 1999 – Growing Fruit – Harry Baker
  • 1997 – Pears – Jim Arbury, Sarah Pinhey
  • 1996 – Pomona’s Harvest – An Illustrated Chronicle of Antiquarian Fruit Literature – H. Frederic Janson
  • 1994 – Pears: A Country Garden Cookbook – Janet Hazen
  • 1994 – Apple Games and Customs – Beatrice Mayfield
  • 1991 – The Apple Source Book – Sue Clifford, Angela King
  • 1991 – The Fruit Garden Displayed (8th edition) – Harry Baker
  • 1988 – The English Apple – Rosanne Sanders
  • 1983 – Forgotten Fruit – Francesca Greenoak
  • 1979 – Grafting Fruit Trees – Larry Southwick
  • 1976 – Pruning in the Fruit Garden – F. Hilkenbäumer
  • 1966 – Pruning Apple Trees – C. R. Thompson
  • 1955 – Fruit From Trained Trees – Stanley B. Whitehead
  • 1954 – The Pruning of Fruit Trees – Paul Champagnat (trans. N.B. Bagenal)
  • 1949 – The Pruning of Apples and Pears by Renewal Methods – C. R. Thompson
  • 1948 – Hardy Fruit Growing – Sir Frederick Keeble & A. N. Rawes
  • 1923(?) – The Photographic Guide to Pruning Fruit Trees (reprint edtn.) – Ephraim Porter Felt
  • 1917 – Pruning Fruit Trees (reprint edtn.) – W. H. Alderman and E. C. Auchter
  • 1891 – The Miniature Fruit Garden (reprint edtn.) – Thomas Rivers
  • 1862 – The Science and Practice of Grafting, Pruning and Training Fruit Trees (reprint edtn.) – Alphonse Du Breiul (trans. W. Wardle)
  • 1779 – The British Fruit Gardener and Art of Pruning (reprint edtn.) – John Abercrombie