heirloom varieties

This bibliography is a selected compilation of resources at the National Agricultural Library about heirloom apples. It lists books and reports dating prior to 1928, with the addition of later books which focus on the subject of varieties of apples grown in the American past. It was prepared in conjunction with the presentation “Celebrating America’s Unique Apple Diversity: A Roundtable Discussion Featuring Some of America’s Leading Apple Experts,” held on September 17, 2010, to mark 2010 as the Year of the Heirloom Apple.


This bibliography is a selected compilation from the rich pool of information resources at the National Agricultural Library about heirloom apples. It consists of a list of books and reports at the Library dating prior to 1928, with the addition of later books which focus on the subject of varieties of apples grown in the American past.
Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 2010-02. Compiled by Rebecca Mazur and Katie Winkleblack. National Agricultural Library. September 2010. Updated September 2011. NAL Call no.: aZ5996.A59 M39 2010


Vegetables and Fruits: Guide to Heirloom Varieties and Community-Based Stewardship.
Volume 3. Historical Supplement.
Special Reference Briefs Series no. SRB 98-07
Compiled by Suzanne P. DeMuth
Alternative Farming Systems Information Center, Information Centers Branch
National Agricultural Library, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2351
September 1998

This title was published in three printed volumes:
Vegetables and Fruits: Guide to Heirloom Varieties and Community-Based Stewardship
Volume 1. Annotated Bibliography (SRB 98-05)
Volume 2. Resource Organizations (SRB 98-06)
Volume 3. Historical Supplement (SRB 98-07)
The following sections were repeated in each volume and have been extracted and placed in one document: 1) Table of Contents for 3 volumes, 2) Introduction (including Notes and References) to 3 volumes, 3) Acknowledgements, 4) Alternative Farming Systems Information Center overview, and 5) document access instructions.