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Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden

4.22  ·  Rating Details  ·  58 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Lee Reich provides a valuable guide to uncommon fruits and berries, which add an adventurous flavor to any garden. Though names like jujube, juneberry, maypop, and shipova may seem exotic at first glance, these fruits offer ample rewards to the gardener willing to go only slightly off the beaten path at local nurseries. Reliable even in the toughest garden situations, cold ...more
Hardcover, 308 pages
Published May 21st 2004 by Timber Press (first published May 1st 2004)
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J. Boo
Aug 03, 2014 J. Boo rated it it was amazing
In this book, Reich has a chapter on 22 uncommon families of edible fruiting trees/bushes/vines. Generally this is for plants that will survive z6 or colder winters -- Reich's garden is in upstate New York, so this is where he has most of his experience.

Some of these are merely uncommon in the USA (currants, for example, are well-known in England but have a very tenuous commercial presence here), and others are little-known even in their place of origin (e.g. Shipova and Raisin Tree). In many c
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Martin Witchard
A Christmas gift. I really enjoy the writing style of this author. Most of the fruits are uncommon, more so the cool and cold climate fruits (you won't see them in Brisbane!). Each fruit is presented with interesting information For example, did you know that strawberry was once called 'strewberry' because of the runners it sends out? The connection being that the runners 'strew' about. Whether fact or fallacy it's still a good story!
Elise
May 23, 2016 Elise rated it it was amazing
Made me want to grow every one of these "uncommon" fruits.
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Only thing missing was coverage of quince and elderberry.
Darlene
Aug 12, 2012 Darlene rated it it was amazing
Need to get me a personal copy - easily read and very informative as all Lee Reich's books on fruit are. If I want to read something about gardening with Fruit, I start with Lee Reich's books. Best resource I have found on Hardy Kiwi so far.
Ivette
Sep 27, 2012 Ivette rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Enjoyed learning about shipovas, jujubes, maypops, ches, kakis and medlars.
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Lee Reich, PhD is an avid farmdener (more than a gardener, less than a farmer) with graduate degrees in soil science and horticulture. After working in plant and soil research with the USDA and Cornell University, he shifted gears and turned to writing, lecturing, and consulting.

He writes regularly for a number of gardening magazines and his syndicated gardening column for Associated Press appears
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