From 1905-1925, the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station (NYSAES) published a series of seven monographs on hardy fruits as components of their annual report. The publications began with the two-volume Apples of New York, a 1905 report written by Station horticulturalist Spencer Ambrose Beach (1860-1922). Beach succeeded Emmet S. Goff (1852-1902), the first Station horticulturalist, in his research. Goff began work on apple varieties in 1883, and by 1900, his collection of research was the most noteworthy collection of its kind in the United States, containing over seven hundred named varieties of apples and crabapples.
Visit the exhibit at the New York State Library in September.