75 Remarkable Fruits For Your Garden

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In this stunning follow-up to 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden, gardener and garden designer, Jack Staub, brings the same charming detail, quirky and remarkable stories, and lovely writing voice to 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden. After tireless hours of research to bring the most accurate and up-to-date information, as well as the most intriguing facts and historical illuminations 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden provides a history of each plant, thoughts and tips on growing it, and ends with a ...

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Overview

In this stunning follow-up to 75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden, gardener and garden designer, Jack Staub, brings the same charming detail, quirky and remarkable stories, and lovely writing voice to 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden. After tireless hours of research to bring the most accurate and up-to-date information, as well as the most intriguing facts and historical illuminations 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden provides a history of each plant, thoughts and tips on growing it, and ends with a simple recipe for serving up these mouth-watering fruits in salads, side dishes, breads, and desserts.

Fruits Include:

Apple 'Ashmead's Kernel' , Blood Banana , Currant 'Pink Champagne' , Boysenberry, Autumn Olive , Fig 'Petite Negra', Grapefruit 'Red Rio', Honeyberry 'Blue Sky', Lime 'Key Lime', Mulberry 'Dwarf Weeping Black' , Persimmon 'Jiro', Prickly Pear 'Burbank' , Rhubarb 'MacDonald',

Author Bio:Jack Staub is one of the country's leading experts on fruit and vegetable gardening. He frequently lectures on the subject, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and print publications, including Country Living, Fine Gardening, and The New York Times. He is also a featured guest on NPR. You can learn more about Jack and Hortulus Farms at http://hortulusfarmdiary.blogspot.com.

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Town and Country Magazine

"Gardeners passionate about heirloom produce will read Jack Staub's 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden (Gibbs Smith $19. 95) with interest. Tips on cultivating chokebernes kumquats quinces and other old fashioned fruits are interwoven with lore and preparation hints."- Town and Country magazine

— Suzanne Gannon

Town and Country Magazine - Suzanne Gannon
"Gardeners passionate about heirloom produce will read Jack Staub's 75 Remarkable Fruits for Your Garden with interest. Tips on cultivating chokebernes kumquats quinces and other old fashioned fruits are interwoven with lore and preparation hints."- Town and Country magazine
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781423602507
  • Publisher: Smith, Gibbs Publisher
  • Publication date: 1/10/2008
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Jack Staub is one of the country's leading experts on fruit and vegetable gardening. He frequently lectures on the subject, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines and print publications, including Country Living, Fine Gardening, and The New York Times. He is also a featured guest on NPR. You can learn more about Jack and Hortulus Farms at http://hortulusfarmdiary.blogspot.com.

Each of these illustrations was drawn in pen and ink and colored with watercolor paints on cotton museum board. Her work has been exhibited in Canada and the United States.

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The apple tree is so anciently regarded that, in British lore, Avalon, where King Arthur was taken to die, translates to Isle of Apples, and the Greek Elysium, where the worthy were destined to spend their afterlives, to Apple Land.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 9

1. Apple &Avmeads Kernel 13

2. Apple &Celeyia 13

3. Apricot &Blenheim 19

4. Apricot &Rival 19

5. Bladberry &Oregon Cutleaf Thornless 25

6. Bladberry &Triple Crown Thornless 25

7. Blood Banana 31

8. Blueberry &Rubel 34

9. Blueberry &Sunvine Blue 34

10. Cherry &Montmorency 40

11. Cherry &Rainier 40

12. Chokeberry &Autumn Magic 46

13. Coralberry (Snowberry) 49

14. Cornelian Cherry 52

15. Crabapple &Prairie Fire 55

16. Cranberry &HyRed 58

17. Currant &Pink Champagne 61

18. Currant &Titania 61

19. Date Palm 67

20. Dewberry 70

21. Loganberry 70

22. Boysenberry 70

23. Tayberry 70

24. Russian Olive 77

25. Autumn Olive 77

26. Goumi 77

27. Elderberry &Blad Beauty 83

28. Fig &Hardy Chicago 86

29. Fig &Petite Negra 86

30. Gooseberry &Poorman 92

31. Grape &Concord 95

32. Grape &Neptune 95

33. Grapefruit &Red Rio 101

34. Greengage &Dennistons Superb 104

35. Hardy Kiwi &Issai 107

36. Honeyberry 110

37. Hudleberry (Bilberry) 113

38. Jujube &So 116

39. Kumquat &Fukushu 119

40. Lemon &Meyer (Improved) 122

41. Lime &Key Lime 125

42. Lingonberry (Cowberry) 128

43. Loquat 131

44. Magnolia Vine &Eastern Prince 134

45. Medlar &Nottingham 137

46. Mulberry &Dwarf Weeping Blad 140

47. Necarine &Mericrest 143

48. Ollalieberry 146

49. Youngberry 146

50. Marionberry 146

51. Orange &Moro 153

52. Orange &Wavington Navel 153

53. Pawpaw &Sunflower 158

54. Peah &Belle of Georgia 161

55. Peah &Indian Blood 161

56. Pear &Doyenne du Comice 167

57. Pear &Shenandoah 167

58. Persimmon &Jiro 173

59. Pineapple &Smooth Cayenne 176

60. Plum &Methley 179

61. Plumcot 182

62. Pluot 182

63. Aprium 182

64. Peacotum 182

65. Pomegranate &Nanank 189

66. Pridly Pear &Burbank 192

67. Quince &Smyrna 195

68. Rapberry &Amity 198

69. Rapberry &Fall Gold 198

70. Rhubarb &MacDonald 204

71. Sea Budthorn 207

72. Serviceberry (Juneberry) &Princess Diana 210

73. Strawberry &EarliGlow 213

74. Strawberry &Triyar 213

75. Wolfberry (Goji) 219

Bibliography 222

Resources 224

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