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Fruit & nuts : a comprehensive guide to the cultivation, uses and health benefits of over 300 food-producing plants
Format:
Book
Title:
Fruit & nuts : a comprehensive guide to the cultivation, uses and health benefits of over 300 food-producing plants
Other title(s):
Fruit and nuts
ISBN:
9780881927597
Publication Information:
Portland, Or. : Timber Press, ©2006.
Physical Description:
480 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 29 cm
General Note:
New Zealand author.
Contents:
pt. I. Introduction to fruits and nuts -- Plant groups : their evolution and classification -- Plants and sex -- Types of fruit and nuts -- Plant structure -- Plant types -- Cultivation -- Container culture -- Planting out and establishment -- Propagation -- Variations in yield : biennial (alternate) bearing -- Pruning and training -- Dealing with pests and diseases -- Health benefits from fruits and nuts -- pt. II. Plant species -- App. Plants for differing conditions and uses.
Summary:
"This A to Z guide presents over 300 species, with information on cultivation and propagation, harvesting times and yields, storing and using the produce and the most popular varieties. There is particular emphasis on the nutritional and health benefits of the fruit or nut described. Within these main entries, there are brief descriptions of over 250 similar species, expanding the coverage of this book still further." "This very thorough and extensively researched book is a vital reference to temperate and subtropical food producing plants from around the world, both for the gardener and the consumer."--Jacket.
Subject(s):
Fruit-culture.

Nut trees.

Nuts.

Fruit -- Identification.

Fruit -- Health aspects.

Nuts -- Identification.

Nuts -- Health aspects.
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