Heritage Apples

A New Sensation

By (author): Susan Lundy
ISBN 9781927129913
Softcover | Publication Date: March 19, 2013
Book Dimensions: 7 in x 7 in
228 Pages

About the Book

Heritage Apples travels far beyond the grocery store of today to savor the apples of the past. These are the apple varieties—the Gravensteins, the Kings, the red-fleshed Pink Pearl—that link us to history, but through food movements and taste preferences are remerging as the fruit of the future. Heritage apples evoke memories and passion for some; for others they offer delicious, unexplored flavors and a connection to local farmers.

Discover the histories behind the apples, and learn some startling apple facts. Identify the taste, appearance, and uses of 40 different heritage varieties and gain useful growing and harvesting information. Meet apple growers, cider-makers, and people fighting to preserve heritage apples, and join a lifestyle that embraces local and slow food movements. Then try the recipes! Create delicious apple-based dishes, such as Chickpea-Apple Curry, French Apple Clafouti, Tarte Tatin, Apple Brownies, Apple Pie, and more. Expand your knowledge of one of our most popular fruits and celebrate its history with Heritage Apples.

About the Author(s)

Susan Lundy has been a writer since the age of six, when she re-invented the lemonade stand by selling handmade books at roadside booths. Today, she is a multiple-award-winning writer—including a two-time recipient of the prestigious Jack Webster Award of Distinction—with a thirty-five-year career in print journalism. She is well known throughout BC as the managing editor of Boulevard magazine and is also the author of the book Heritage Apples.


“Within the pages of Heritage Apples you’ll meet some of the most important apple movers and shakers of Salt Spring Island.” —Don Genova, Aqua Magazine

“From the first steps of her research journey, Lundy documents a surprisingly quick transition from interest to passion. Readers will be right there with her.” —Gulf Islands Driftwood

“The people you’ll meet in these pages are fascinating and passionate farmers, researchers and ecologists.” —The Vancouver Sun

“The book, beautifully designed by Pete Kohut, is bound to bring up memories of apple trees in backyards and on farms, apple pie, and eating apples off the ground.” —The Province

“Susan Lundy’s book is a great resource for anyone at all interested in apples. And even if you’re not, it’s a very entertaining and pleasant read.” —El Sol de la Costa blog

“Taking this bite into the world of heritage apples was not only informative and entertaining but also inspiring. By capturing these tales of pioneering apple growers, future generations can move forward by staying connected to what has gone before.” —Carolyn Herriot, author of The Zero-Mile Diet