All About Apples

Learn about the development of different apple varieties and the role of apples in American history.

January 2018
Text and Illustration by Roger Yepsen


Cover courtesy Countryman Press

Apples (Countryman Press, 2017), by Roger Yepsen vividly describes the aroma, taste, texture and appearance of a variety of apples. This book takes a look at the classic apples and also incorporates fifteen newly popular ones. The following excerpt includes Chapter 1, “The Fruit of Legend and Lunchboxes,” and the following apples, “Baldwin," “Blushing Golden,” “Empire,” "Arkansas Black," and “Williams’ Pride."

The Fruit of Legends and Lunchboxes

Apples. Red, round, crisp, and cool.