King apple blossom
America’s Apple (Brook Hollow Press), a comprehensive look at the nation’s apple industry by award-winning author Russell Steven Powell, is now available for order in hardcover with dust jacket. List price is $45.95.
To order single copies, visit Silver Street Media.
Bookstores, orchard stores, farm stands, and other retail outlets qualify for a discount of 25 percent for orders of three or more copies, plus shipping. To order using PayPal, send an email with quantity and shipping address to Brook Hollow Press.
America’s Apple has more than 40 beautiful full-color photographs of apples, orchards, and growers by Bar Lois Weeks, plus a full-color photographic index of 120 apple varieties grown in the United States. Illustrator Barry Moser contributed significantly to the book’s elegant design.
Roadside stand near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Part I: The orchard
Chapter 1: Sex and graft (or how apples are grown)
Chapter 2: The real John Chapman (aka Johnny Appleseed)
Chapter 3: In search of heirlooms (and other apples)
Part II: The table
Chapter 4: A multitude of flavors
Chapter 5: A multitude of juices
Chapter 6: How safe are our apples?
Part III: The market
Chapter 7: The attack of the leaf-rollers (and other orchard plagues)
Chapter 8: Who will pick our apples?
An apple picker kneels by a Fuji tree in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley
Chapter 9: The race for the next Super Apple
Chapter 10: Apple futures
Apple varieties index
An e-book and paperback will be available at a later date.