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Reviews of Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden

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Author (1): Lee Reich

Hardcopy edition:
Publish date: May 2004
Published by: Timber Press
List price: $24.95
ISBN Number: 088192623X



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Positive gsteinbe On Sep 3, 2009, gsteinbe wrote:

What the other two reviewers so far say is true. This is a great book with loads and loads of information about the taste and growing of unusual fruits. I've already started growing some of the fruits in the book (e.g., Elaeagnus, Honeyberry, Beach Plum, Gooseberry, and Clove-Scented Currant) and plan to get others in the future. This is a really, really great book if you want to learn about and grow fruits that are less run-of-the-mill.

Positive sylvi74 On Feb 16, 2005, sylvi74 wrote:

This is a really great book. The author describes in detail the care and keeping of each plant, the conditions it requires, and how soon it is likely to bear fruit (as well as what to do if it isn't). One thing that I really liked was the author's attempt to describe the flavor of the different fruits. I have a limited amount of space and was having a hard time choosing plants because the catalog descriptions said "delightful, tempting, shiney" and other useless things. This author says things like "it is sweet but not overpowering" which is so much more helpful. I would definitly recommend this book.

Positive slubberdegulion On Jan 17, 2005, slubberdegulion wrote:

This book is a great guide to growing fruits like medlar, che, jujube, elaeagnus, kiwi, and many more. The history of some of these plants is a welcome bonus to details on cultivation and propagation. Also included are the author's extensive cultivar lists with details on the taste of the fruit in question (his opinion, or the opinions of others as noted). When searching for hardy "alternative" fruits for my garden, this book was a very good buy.

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