Fried fruity things, with apples, figs, dates, currants and spices? What’s not to like?
This anonymously-authored 16th century apple dessert recipe could be a good one for anyone with a butter surplus to shift.
Here’s a 16th century recipe for a sweet, spice, apple and bread sauce (or dessert?) that sounds rather intriguing.
Another 16th century mention for multiple-variety fruit tree grafting suggests it was quite a common practice for the time.
As this 16th century quotation shows, the concept of the multi-variety ‘family’ fruit tree is not a new one.
Hot stomake? Pissing in drops? Dry skin? Gonnhorrhaea? Smallpox scars? John Gerard has a remedy for that, and it’s cheaper than you might think…
Not sure when to graffe your peares, wardens or apples? Here’s Master F. to set you straight.
Hoate stomacke? Take a sowrish apple for that. But watch out for blastinges in the belly…
Looking for a handy checklist of fruit to plant before the month is out? Look no further.
An intro to Genetic diversity and clonal propagation, sixteenth century style.