Bultitude J. Apples 1989 Macmillan, London. A definitive guide to over 300 apples. No new apples introduced after 1989. Now sadly out of print.
Clarke M. Apples – a field guide 2003 Whittet Books. Different system of classification by shape and season. Useful personal observations by the author.
Crawford M. Directory of Apple Cultivars 2001 Agroforestry. Lists 3000 apples in cultivation in the British Isles. Very useful information about apples for different purposes ie growing on chalk. Also information about rootstocks.
Deacon’s Nursery catalogues, Godshill, Isle of Wight
Hogg R. The Fruit Manual 1884 Reprint by the Langford Press. Good for nostalgia.
Morgan J. and Richards A. The New Book of Apples 2002 Ebury Press. A book that covers everything, a really good and interesting read on all apple related topics and helpful for identification too.
The Orchard at RHS Wisley Gardens. Over 300 cultivars, an orchard plan is available if requested in advance of your visit.
Sanders R. The English Apple 1988 Phaidon. Excellent coloured paintings and consistent descriptions. Now out of print.
I have just learnt that this excellent book has been revised and reissued by the RHS as The Apple Book, in 2010 by France Lincoln Ltd ISBN 9780711231412
Taylor H. V. Apples of England 1945 Crosby Lockwood. The first person to arrange the apples into charts for identification. Tantalisingly brief descriptions of some apples but real personal comments from someone with a lifetime's experience. The 1937 edition has no coloured photos.
Blackmoor Estate Blackmoor, Liss, Hampshire. Interesting catalogue, good resource for newer introductions.
www.orangepippin.com A website about taste - which is the most important aspect of an apple. Now merged with All about apples and includes world wide apples. Good pictures for identification and lots of useful information.
Lastly but not least, Dave and all his customers on the 'Pruning round'