The Story of the Apple

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Timber Press, 2006 - Gardening - 219 pages
The Story of the Apple reveals the solution to a long-standing puzzle. Where did the apple come from, and why is the familiar large, sweet, cultivated apple so different from all other wild apple species with their bitter, cherry-sized fruits? This book will fascinate gardeners who wish to know more about the origin and natural history of the plants that they grow in their yards or orchards, researchers and students in botany and horticulture who want the evidence from DNA, geology, anthropology, archaeology, zoology, and Classical history, and anyone with an interest in diet, well-being, and the benevolent effects of plants on the emergence of humankind.

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One of the best book of "Apple" in which given knowledge covers several important aspects of academia and research. Undoubtedly, Juniper EB and Mabberley DJ utilized their extra-ordinary potential for this book. Furthermore, the literature of this book regarding different topics of Apple including raising a nursery, rootstock, scion, Planting in the field, caring, irrigation, pruning, fruit picking, disease (biotic- caused by micro-organisms; fungi, bacteria, nematodes, phytoplasma, virus and others) and abiotic (caused by non-living factors; environment conditions, temperature, humidity, moisture and others) diagnosis and their management, have been cited in multiple research articles, research papers, scientific magazines, newspapers and others.
Apple Scientist and Apple Student must have a look at this precious book.

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David J. Mabberley is the Soest Professor of Horticultural Science and Director of the University of Washington Botanic Gardens, and visiting professor at the University of Leiden.

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