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Forgotten Fruits: The Stories Behind Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables

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In Forgotten Fruits, Christopher Stocks tells the fascinating - often rather bizarre - stories behind Britain's rich heritage of fruit and vegetables. Take Newton Wonder apples, for instance, first discovered around 1870 allegedly growing in the thatch of a Derbyshire pub. Or the humble gooseberry which, among other things, helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published May 7th 2009 by Windmill Books (first published June 10th 2008)
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Although I am an absolutely incapable gardener and sadly thus tend to kill even cactuses, I have still always loved reading books and catalogues on botany, on plants (and therefore, when I was recently recommended Christoper Stocks' Forgotten Fruit: The Stories Behind Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables on Amazon, I of course and with eager anticipation downloaded the Kindle edition, as I am also and in particular intrigued by so-called heirloom varieties of produce). And indeed, I have n ...more
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Sep 13, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Whether you currently have an allotment or, like me, dream of the day you can have your own orchard, this book is full of inspiration. Well researched and funny.
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