Michigan Apples: History & Tradition (American Palate)
|Rating||:||4.13 (515 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
French Jesuit missionaries planted apple seeds in the Michigan wilderness more than a century before the travels of Johnny Appleseed. Seedlings grew into giant fruit-bearing trees that provided tangy apples to pioneers who followed. As the Detroit settlement grew, grafted apple trees were planted. Today, 850 farms boast over nine million apple trees. By the late 1700s, orchards that bloomed with Fameuse, Calville Blanc d'Hiver, Pomme Gris and Detroit Red rivaled those of New England, and even President Thomas Jefferson received scions of Detroit trees to plant at his Monticello estate. Sample the seasons of Michigan's apple history with author Sharon Kegerreis, from early settlements to today's vibrant industry.
Lorri A Hathaway said A Great Book on the History, Traditions and Modern-Day Insight of Michigan Apples. Michigan Apples is an information and interesting read about the longtime history of apples in Michigan to its modern-day industry. It'a apparent the author took a lot of time and energy to get small details to find the most interesting stories of apple farmers from long ago to current generations. The book also offers great insight to modern-day products and activities.. it is a fun being raised on an Apple farm in Kent County, it is a fun read
She picketed apple juice processors in the 1970s and became involved in state and national women agricultural organizations. About the Author Sharon Kegerreis is co-author of two previous books on Michigan wine, one of which was a 2008 Michigan Notable Book. The Steffens family settled in west Michigan in the 1800s. . She is passionate for Michigan and enjoys outdoor and travel adventures and gardening. For more than a decade, she has lived in Chelsea with her family, where she has been working hard to grow apple trees on her unruly five acres.Sharon Steffens has b
Sharon Kegerreis is co-author of two previous books on Michigan wine, one of which was a 2008 Michigan Notable Book. Sharon grew up in Charlevoix with a big apple tree in the backyard. The Steffens family settled in west Michigan in the 1800s. She picketed apple juice processors in the 1970s and became involved in state and national women agricultural o