From the Publisher
This book combines, for the first time, both a key and descriptors for the heritage apples of Ireland. Each cultivar is profiled with colour photographs, detailed descriptors and historical information as to their origins and distribution. It enables the identification of these apples, without recourse to “experts”.
The book includes a brief history of the apple in Ireland from earliest records to the present day. It contains biographies of those individuals past and present who were instrumental in the re-discovery and conservation of these varieties for future generations.
The first publication of this type since Dr. Keith Lamb's thesis in 1951. The book follows on from the work begun by Dr. Lamb, including updates and additional varieties. Described according to internationally recognised format, the varieties are displayed in full colour for the very first time