Cornucopia: a source book of edible plants

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Kampong Publications, Nov 1, 1990 - Nature - 677 pages
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Facciola, Stephen. Cornucopia: A Source Book of Edible Plants. 1990. 677 pp. Paperback. (LC 90-92097, ISBN 0-9628087-0-9). 37.75 ppd. Order directly from Kampong Publications, 1870 Sunrise Drive, Vista, CA 92084. Cornucopia is a unique reference & source book, invaluable to kitchen gardeners, farmers, cooks, economic botanists, researchers, & those in the specialty & gourmet foods business. Descriptions & sources for 3,000 species & 7,000 varieties of food plants are given including familiar & exotic vegetables, fruits & nuts, grains, herbs & spices, wild edibles, sprouting seeds, starter cultures, & mushroom spawn. Sources for both seeds & nursery stock are provided as well as specialty produce & specialty food products. More than 1300 catalog sources from around the world are listed. "All this is why Steve Facciola's effort is so important. It is a guide not only to your grandparent's favorite garden veggies, but to exotic delights noow scarcely known even to botanists...This book should appeal to anyone interested in our plant heritage, in what to grow next summer, or in what to do with that strange fruit in the market. For everyone from browser to botanist, the utility of this effort is obvious."--Noel Vietmeyer, National Academy of Sciences.

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Contents

Contents
1
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF FUNGI FAMILIES
219
ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF ALGAE FAMILIES
224
CULTIVAR LISTINGS
227
AMARANTH
228
APPLE
230
APRICOT
250
ASIAN PEAR
252
MANGO
383
melon
385
MINT
390
MULBERRY
391
MUSCADINE 393
393
MUSTARD
395
NECTARINE 396
396
OKRA
399

ASPARAGUS
254
AVOCADO
255
BANANA
258
BASIL
261
BEET
262
BLACK WALNUT
265
BLACKBERRY
267
BLUEBERRY
269
BOK CHOY
273
BROCCOLI
274
BRUSSELS SPROUTS
276
BUTTERNUT
277
BUTTON MUSHROOM
278
CABBAGE
279
CARROT
283
CAULIFLOWER
286
CELERIAC
288
CELERY
289
CHERIMOYA
290
CHERRY
291
CHERRY PLUM
296
CHESTNUT
297
CHICORY
299
CHINESE CABBAGE
302
COLLARD
303
CORN
304
CORN SALAD
314
CUCUMBER
316
CURRANT
321
DATE
323
EGGPLANT
324
ENDIVE
326
FAVA BEAN
328
FEUOA
330
FIG
331
FILBERT
334
GARLIC 335
335
GOOSEBERRY
336
GRAPE 339
339
GRAPEFRUIT
349
GUAVA
350
HEARTNUT
351
HICKORY
352
KALE
353
KIDNEY BEAN
355
KIWI
366
KOHLRABI
369
LEMON
371
LETTUCE
372
LIMA BEAN
378
loquat
380
MANDARIN
381
ONION
400
ORANGE
407
PAPAYA
410
PARSNIP
412
PEACH
417
PEANUT
425
pear
426
PECAN
432
PEPINO DULCE
435
PEPPER
436
PERSIMMON
443
PLUM
446
POTATO
455
PUMPKIN
458
QUINCE
460
RADISH 461
461
RASPBERRY
465
RHUBARB
469
ROOTSTOCKS
470
RUNNER BEAN
477
RUTABAGA
478
SALAD MIXES 479
479
SHIITAKE
480
SOYBEAN
482
SPINACH
483
SPROUTING SEEDS
485
SQUASH
488
STARTER CULTURES
496
STRAWBERRY
503
SUNFLOWER
508
SWEET POTATO
509
SWISS CHARD
510
TEPARY BEAN
511
THYME
512
TOMATO
514
TURNIP 525
525
UNCLASSIFIED
527
WALNUT 528
528
WATERMELON
530
WHITE SAPOTE
533
SOURCES
535
DOMESTIC NONCOMMERCIAL
577
OVERSEAS COMMERCIAL
579
OVERSEAS NONCOMMERCIAL 584
584
BIBUOGRAPHY
588
INDICES AND APPENDICES
601
INDEX OF VERNACULAR AND OTHER NAMES OCCURRING ELSEWHERE IN THE TEXT
641
INDEX OF USAGE AND EDIBLE PARTS
650
INDEX OF SPECIES NOT LISTED IN KUNKEL
665
ABBREVIATIONS USED
675
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