I wondered if anyone could help me with information about growing apples in New York? I am looking for variety types. I have found out a few already – McIntosh, Empire, Rome, Idared, Red Delicious – also soil conditions, spacing of the trees, what varieties are good for what purpose, seasonal growth (early, mid or late)? I am an architecture student in London looking at hypothetically designing an orchard and surrounding buildings in New York. Can someone point me in the right direction of books, journals, forums etc. for some more info.