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Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden

4.13 of 5 stars 4.13  ·  rating details  ·  45 ratings  ·  4 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
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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Laura Lynch-miller
Only thing missing was coverage of quince and elderberry.
Darlene
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
Enjoyed learning about shipovas, jujubes, maypops, ches, kakis and medlars.
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