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An apple menagerie

July 13, 2011

On its house Flickr account, W.W. Norton (my publisher) has published a full grid of all the 59 apple variety portraits that we photographed for the book. It was quite a feat getting all that fruit into the studio at the same time—especially since the photo shoot happened in November and some of the apples we shot had come into season in August. One particularly desperate call for Gravensteins persuaded farmer Gene Calvi at K&K Orchard in Sebastopol, CA to kindly dig out a few stragglers from his own personal stash.

I can’t seem to reproduce the grid here in WordPress, but here’s a long line of apples. I’ll annotate when I have some time…

Arkansas Black Apple

Ashmead's Kernal Apple

Reine des Reinetes Apple

Pomme Gris Apple

Pink Pearl Apple

Pink Pearl Apple

Pink Lady Apple

Pink Lady Apple

Piñata Apple

Northern Spy Apple

Opalescent Apple

Mutsu (Crispin) Apple

Newtown Pippin Apple

Melrose Apple

McIntosh Apple

Macoun Apple

Lady Api Apple

Lady Api Apple

Jonathan Apple

Jonagold Apple

Jazz Apple

Idared Apple

Hudson's Golden Gem Apple

Honeycrisp Apple

Hidden Rose Apple

Hidden Rose Apple

Grimes Golden Apple

Gravenstein Apple

Granny Smith Apple

Golden Russet Apple

Goldrush Apple

Golden Delicious Apple

Ginger Gold Apple

Gala Apple

Fuji Apple

Fameuse Apple (Snow Apple)

Esopus Spitzenberg Apple

Empire Apple

Cox's Orange Pippen Apple

Cortland Apple

Cortland Apple

Cameo Apple

Bramley's Seedling Apple

Calville Blanc d'Hiver Apple

Braeburn Apple

Braeburn Apple

Black Twig Apple

Blue Pearmain Apple

Black Oxford Apple

Black Oxford Apple

Black Oxford Apple

Baldwin Apple

Ashmead's Kernal Apple

The Apple Lover's Cookbook

But the result? Heavenly. Thanks to Squire Fox for taking such beautiful portraits.

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  1. LifeAndLarder Blogger permalink
    January 28, 2013 11:02 pm

    Amy. Which is a windsor? And do you have any idea whom first made the dessert ‘Apple Windsor’ ? I wonder if its amed after the poles or the royal line? If you know the history of the apple, the dates might help to solve this mystery….

    • February 20, 2013 2:45 pm

      Hello there! I haven’t been able to find much information about Apple Windsor, but I notice that it looks very similar to Swedish Apple Pie (also called Norwegian Apple Pie) that is in my book. Basically, you put apples in a cake pan and cover them with a rich cake batter. Given the popularity of these “pies” in the upper Midwest, my guess is that they represent an Americanization of some traditional Scandinavian recipe. I need to investigate this further, and see if I can find the link to Apple Windsor.

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