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For the Love of an Orchard

Everybody's guide to growing and cooking orchard fruit

Jane McMorland Hunter



ISBN: 9781862058507

Price: £25.00

Publication date: 15 March 2010


Whether you fantasise about having a whole orchard, just a cherry tree in a pot, or even the perfect apple pie, this beautifully illustrated book bridges the gap between the special place orchards hold in our hearts and the practicalities of growing and cooking orchard fruit.

Orchards are found worldwide and this comprehensive book explores the traditions of fruit growing and the story of individual fruits, as well as providing delicious recipes and general cultivation advice. As interest grows in sustainability, the preserving of heritage varieties and in organic produce, this book is a timely celebration of tree fruit and its enjoyment.

  • There is a growing demand for inspirational books on growing fruit
  • Picks up on the current interest in organics and the sourcing of food
  • Features history and traditions, cultivation advice and recipes
  • Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, illustrations and diagrams


Jane McMorland Hunter is a passionate lover of the written word who works at Hatchards bookshop when not writing. She has written and edited several books, including Ode to London, Favourite Poems of England, A Nature Poem for Every Day of the Year, Friends: A Poem for Every Day of the Year and A Nature Poem for Every Night of the Year. She lives in London. 



Apart from fine photography and delightful illustrations, what makes this book stand out is the way the authors weave history into the stories they tell of our different British Fruits.

BBC Country File Magazine, April 2010.