75 Exciting Vegetables for Your Garden (Google eBook)

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Gibbs Smith, Sep 1, 2009 - Gardening
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Seventy-five eminently beautiful fruits and vegetables are profiled in this charming new book by expert gardener and garden designer Jack Staub. Discover produce you'll likely not see in the local supermarket, including the Asparagus Bean, Green Zebra Tomato, Prescott Fond Blanc Melon, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, True Lemon Cucumber, Turkish Orange Eggplant, and many more. Staub seeks not only to infuse America's backyard gardens with color and variety, but to enlighten and amuse with amiable text, surprising history, scraps of unexpected lore, and tidbits of culinary insight. Unique in content and tone, 75 Extraordinary Vegetables shares the history, evolution, and details about each vegetable, and then provides simple solutions for using them in the kitchen every day. Be they heirloom or hybrid, native or transplant, Staub presents seventy-five really superb vegetables in current culture that are as exciting for their physical beauty as they are for their taste.
  

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User Review  - Joshua - Goodreads

I saw this book years ago in Berkeley but was too cheap to buy it then. A recent trip to Strand had it at the right price. Great stuff! Wonderful illustrations and moderately humorous (but informative) text. Read full review

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Contents

Lemon Drop Pepper
126
Lettuce Forellenschluss
128
Lollo Rossa Lettuce
132
Malabar Spinach
134
Melon Queen Annes Pocket
137
Merlot Lettuce
140
Mizuna
144
NutriRed Carrot
146

Bulls Blood Beet
32
Cabbage Ruby Perfection
35
Cabbage Savoy Express
38
Cardoon Gigante
42
Carrot Thumbelina
44
Cauliflower Violetta di Sicilia
47
Cayenne Pepper
50
Celeriac
54
Chard Bright Lights
56
Chinese Rat Tail Radish
59
Chiogga Beet
62
Crimson Forest Onion
65
dAlgers Melon
68
Dragon Tongue Bush Bean
72
Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale
74
2 Early Purple Vienna Kohlrabi
77
Eggplant Neon
80
Egyptian Walking Onion
84
Elberta Peach Tomato
86
Fish Pepper
89
German Red Strawberry Tomato
92
Giant Chinese Red Mustard
95
Giant Red Celery
98
?1 Golden Sweet EdiblePodded Pea
102
Green Zebra Tomato
104
Habafiero Pepper
107
Hillbilly Tomato
110
Imperial Star Artifhoke
114
Jarrahdale Pumpkin
116
V7 Kale Nero di Toscana
119
Leek Blue Solaise
122
Okra Red Burgundy
149
Orach Crimson Plume
152
Oslerei Eggplant
158
Prescott Fond Blanc Melon
162
Pumpkin Baby Boo
164
Purple Calabash Tomato
167
Purple Sprouting Broccoli
170
Radifh Misato Rose
174
Redbor Kale
176
Rhubarb Chard
179
Royal Oakleaf Lettuce
182
Runner Bean Painted Lady
186
Runner Bean Sun Bright
188
Sea Kale
191
Sorrel Silver Shield
194
Squash Ronde de Nice
197
Sunburst Squash
200
Sweet Million Tomato
204
Tiger Tom Tomato
206
Trifetti Pepper
209
True Lemon Cucumber
212
Turkish Orange Eggplant
216
Watermelon Moon Stars
218
West Indian Burr Gherkin
221
Windsor Broad Bean
224
Woods Prolific Bush Scallop Squash
228
Yellowstone Carrot
230
Zebra Hybrid Eggplant
233
Resources
236
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