uncle john’s cooker apple – linoprint

uncle john’s cooker apple – linoprint

80.00

uncle john’s cooker apple - original hand-pulled design by the pear in paper

print size (50cm x 70cm) linoprint designed & printed in donegal, ireland

each linoprint varies slightly as it is hand pulled

heavyweight cotton card

water based non-toxic ink

this linoprint is stamped

you will receive a ready to frame original linoprint 

 

during an archaeological excavation in county meath, wild crab-tree pips were found carbon dating the apple orchards of ireland back over 5000 years.  

we know from ancient irish manuscripts and folklore that ireland had a rich tradition of cultivating apples.  Later, old ordinance survey maps would dot apple orchards the length and breadth of ireland. 

there are many varieties of delicious native apples grown in ireland today.

many of these varieties most certainly would’ve been lost if not for the early work of dr. lamb and later, the irish seed savers.

this bright linoprint is a based on one such native apple –

the ‘uncle john’s cooker’ apple. 

this apple tree originated in john daniels’ orchards in county kilkenny.  

it is a delicious, large, round apple that ripens to a beautiful red.  it can be picked early for cooking or left to sweeten ready for eating. 

if you would like more information on native irish apples and other food crops please go to http://www.irishseedsavers.ie

the irish seed savers (issa) based in scarriff, county clare, have incredibly managed to conserve over 70 varieties of native apple trees before they became disappeared. today these varieties are growing and thriving in their orchards and are available to the public. 

 

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