Lee Reich provides a valuable guide to uncommon fruits and berries, which add an adventurous flavor to any garden. Though names like jujube, juneberry, maypop, and shipova may seem exotic at first glance, these fruits offer ample rewards to the gardener willing to go only slightly off the beaten path at local nurseries. Reliable even in the toughest garden situations, cold-hardy, and pest- and disease-resistant, they are as enticing to the beginner as to the advanced gardener. This expanded sequel to the author's celebrated Uncommon Fruits Worthy of Attention offers new fruits, new varieties, and new photos and illustrations to entice the reader into an exciting world of garden pleasure.
About the Author
Dr. Lee Reich dove into gardening with one foot in academia as an agricultural scientist with the USDA and Cornell University. He is an author, consultant, speaker, and columnist for the Associated Press. His goal is to get more people to grow more food sustainably and organically.
“Although this book is a useful how-to, it also provides great armchair reading, for both the clarity of the prose and the intriguing background provided for the selections. . . . provides us with a fascinating opportunity to bridge the gap between the ordinary and the exotic, with the garden at the conjunction. . . . great addition to the gardening bookshelf.” —Bloomsbury Review
“Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden brings forth visions of tempting fruits, enticing aromas and tastes. What gardener can resist such thoughts?” —National Gardener
“For those gardeners who, like me, are always searching for something a bit out of the ordinary for both their gardens and their tummies, this book is a gem.” —American Gardener
“I learned plenty of new things. . . . Everything a reader needs to know to choose the best cultivar and to grow these intriguing but uncommon fruits.” —Christian Science Monitor
“Serious about the ‘for every garden’ part of the title. This goes far beyond basic botanical descriptions and hints on growing and utilization: Reich provides abundant details on propagation, planting, fruit harvest and storage, as well as annotated lists of cultivars.” —HortIdeas
“If only I’d found Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden sooner!” —New Life on a Homestead
“Some gardening books inspire, others entertain, and some educate. Lee Reich’s Uncommon Fruits does all three and then some.” —Greenscapes
“There is a wealth of gardening and botanical information packed into this compact book.” —Plant Science Bulletin
“A superb book to read on this subject.” —Harrisburg Patriot-News
“Well-written and easy to read.” —California Garden
“Reich has an infectious, generous spirit about his field and loads of practical advice for home gardeners.” —Westchester Journal News
“Details two dozen unusual bush, tree and vine fruits.” —Avant Gardener