Discovering Fruit & Nuts: A Comprehensive Guide to the Cultivation, Uses and Health Benefits of Over 300 Food-Producing Plants
Landlinks Press, Apr 1, 2006 - Technology & Engineering - 480 pages
This extensively researched A to Z guide is a vital reference to 300 temperate and subtropical foodproducing plants from around the world. Each entry looks at the plant structure, growing plants in containers, propagation, pruning and training, and pests and diseases. The book also includes a table of plants for different garden situations, with particular emphasis on the nutritional and health benefits of the fruit or nut described.
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INTRODUCTION TO FRUITS AND NUTS
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