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Washington State Fruit

Apple Malus spp. Adopted: May 12, 1989

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Revised Code of Washington. Washington State Legislature. 2009. 1 April 2009 <http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/>
Shearer, Benjamin F. and Barbara S. State Names, Seals, Flags and Symbols: A Historical Guide Third Edition, Revised and Expanded. Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 3 Sub edition, 2001.


Additional Information

State fruit: Apple: Washington State Legislature: Symbols of Washington State.

Washington Apple Varieties: Information about apple varieties from the Washington Apple Commission.

Apple Malus spp. Mill.: Virginia Tech, College of Natural Resources: Department of Forestry.

Malus Mill. (Apple): USDA, NRCS. 2004. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.5 (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Malus P. Mill.: Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) Here you will find authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

State Fruit: Complete list of official state fruit.

More symbols & emblems: Complete list of official Washington state symbols.

Website: Washington Apple Commission.

Agriculture: A Cornerstone of Washington's Economy: Washington State Department of Agriculture.

Washington Apple Country
Washington Apple Country
by Rick Steigmeyer

Washington Apple Country, by Rick Steigmeyer. 126 pages. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Company (November 1995) Washington is the apple-growing capital of the world and one of the most picturesque regions in the Northwest. This book looks at the history of the area and explores new varieties and farming methods.

The Story of the Apple
The Story of the Apple
Barrie E. Juniper & David J. Mabberley

The Story of the Apple, by Barrie E. Juniper and David J. Mabberley. 240 pages. Timber Press, Incorporated (August 1, 2006) Where did the apple come from and why is the large, sweet, cultivated apple so different-in both size and taste-from all other wild apple species? The Story of the Apple will fascinate gardeners who wish to know more about the origin and natural history of the plants that they grow in their yards or orchards, researchers and students, and anyone with an interest in diet, well-being, and the benevolent effects of plants on the emergence of humankind.

Apples, by Roger Yepsen. 255 pages. W.W. Norton & Co. (September 17, 1996) In this charming and informative book, Roger Yepsen explores the world of apples throughout history and in the present. Each featured apple is remarkably distinctive in taste, texture, aroma, and appearance. They range from the unusual, like the Knobbed Russet and Hubbardston Nonesuch, to apples everyone has tasted such as Red Delicious and Granny Smith.

The Apple Grower
The Apple Grower
by Michael Phillips

The Apple Grower: Guide for the Organic Orchardist , by Michael Phillips. 320 pages. Chelsea Green; 2nd edition (November 30, 2005) The definitive guide to growing apples wisely, naturally, and with gentle impact on the earth. For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scientific research and innovation.

The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden, by Stella Otto. 250 pages. Ottographics; Rev Sub edition (January 1, 1995) For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.

Growing Fruit (RHS Encyclopedia of Practical Gardening), by Harry Baker, The Royal Horticultural Society. 192 pages. Mitchell Beazley; 3rd edition (March 1, 1999) Produced in association with the Royal Horticultural Society, the titles in this series, which have sold over a million copies worldwide, have become standard works of practical gardening reference. Each book is illustrated with easy-to-follow, step-by-step illustrations that clearly guide the reader through all the essential techniques of successful gardening.

The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals, by Michael Pollan. 464 pages. Penguin Press HC, The (April 11, 2006) The bestselling author of The Botany of Desire explores the ecology of eating to unveil why we consume what we consume in the twenty-first century

In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto, by Michael Pollan. 256 pages. Penguin Press HC, The (2008) In looking toward traditional diets the world over, as well as the foods our families-and regions-historically enjoyed, we can recover a more balanced, reasonable, and pleasurable approach to food. Michael Pollan's bracing and eloquent manifesto shows us how we might start making thoughtful food choices that will enrich our lives and enlarge our sense of what it means to be healthy.

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