Specialty and Minor Crops Handbook

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Claudia Myers
UCANR Publications, 1998 - Technology & Engineering - 184 pages
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Handy for commercial producers as well as backyard gardeners, this classic guide for growers and sellers of niche market produce provides detailed information about growing specialty crops that are growing in popularity among consumers. Includes 63 crop sheets-from arugula to radicchio, basil to thyme, prickly pear to tomatillos, variety and heirloom tomatoes. Includes market information, resources, and a glossary of Asian vegetable names.
 

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Contents

Adzuki Bean
5
Anise Sweet Alice
7
Arugula Roquette Rocket Salad
9
Asian Pear
11
Baby Corn
15
Basil
17
Belgian Endive French Endive Witloof Chicory Chicon
20
Bitter Melon
22
Marjoram Sweet Marjoram Knot Marjoram
82
Mung Bean
84
Nappa Cabbage Chinese Cabbage Celery Cabbage Petsai
86
New Zealand Spinach
88
Okra Gumbo
89
Oregano Winter Marjoram Wild Marjoram Pot Marjoram
91
Parsnip
93
Prickly Pear Cactus
94

Bok Choy
25
Bottle Gourd Calabash Gourd Cucuzzi
27
Canola
29
Caper
32
Cardoon
34
Celtuce Asparagus Lettuce
36
Chayote Mirliton Vegetable Pear
37
Chinese Broccoli Kailan Gailohn Chinese Kale
39
Chinese Long Bean YardLong Bean Asparagus Bean
41
Chive
43
Cilantro Chinese Parsley Coriander
45
Citron Preserving Melon
47
Collards
48
Daikon Lobok Oriental or Chinese Radish
50
Dill
52
Endive Escarole Chicory
54
European Black Currant
56
Fava Bean
58
Fennel Sweet Anise
60
Fresh Figs
63
Garlic Chive Chinese Chive Gow Choy
65
Gooseberry
67
Japanese Bunching Onion Welsh Onion Multiplier Onion
69
Jicama Yam Bean
71
Kiwano African Horned Cucumber or Melon Jelly Melon
74
Kohlrabi Stem Turnip
75
Leek
77
Lemongrass Citronella Grass
80
Purslane Verdolaga
97
Quinoa
98
Radicchio Red Chicory
100
Red Currant White Currant
102
Rosemary
104
Sage
107
Salsify Oyster Plant
110
Specialty Lettuce
112
Specialty Mustard
114
Specialty Tomatoes
116
Sponge Gourd Chinese Okra Luffa
120
Swiss Chard
123
Tarragon
125
Thyme
127
Tomatillo
130
Turnip
132
Vegetable Amaranth
134
Water Convolvulus Chinese Water Spinach Swamp Cabbage
136
Wax Gourd Ash Gourd Winter Melon Christmas Melon
138
GLOSSARY OF ASIAN VEGETABLES
141
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
145
BIBLIOGRAPHY
146
Books for Your Shelf
176
Books from the Library
177
Useful Free Publications
178
Recommended Journals
179
INDEX TO SCIENTIFIC AND COMMON NAMES
181
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