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By Robert E Gough

An A-to-Z examine the realm of small end result whereas there are lots of books on small fruit tradition, their concentration is frequently very particular or constrained to simply a couple of species. choked with important info, An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit is the great A-to-Z reference that not just info all temperate and tropical small fruit grown in the course of the global, but in addition presents an outline and tradition of every. This easy-to-use unmarried quantity covers every thing novice growers have to produce and nurture their favorites and to profit in regards to the exotics in addition. As sensible because it is informative, An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit bargains the house grower and layperson entry to the hard-to-find proof at the heritage and use of our so much important—and so much obscure—small fruit. whole with over four hundred easy-to-understand entries, a worthy word list overlaying the main primary phrases, and an in depth reference part for additional interpreting, this useful directory is the original textual content that's either useful consultant and enlightening source. An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit covers: • the background of temperate and tropical small fruit • background of use • international creation figures • vegetative and reproductive elements • cultural practices • pruning, education, fertilization, and planting • harvest standards • present and customary makes use of • hardiness adaptability in keeping with USDA hardiness zones and appears intimately at culmination equivalent to: • akebia • belle apple • bearberry • custard banana • bilberry • blackcap • Barbados and flooring cherries • carissa • cranberry • elderberry • hottentot fig • grape • goumi • guava • lingonberry • monox • autumn olive • prickly pear • quince • raspberry • rosehips • serviceberry • tayberry • umkokolo • whortleberry • and plenty of, many extra! An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit is a perfect source for the house grower, common fruit backyard fanatic, and small advertisement growers in addition to for college-level scholars and educators concentrating on small fruit construction and pomology.

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Elaeagnus, cherry: See goumi. © 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC 34 AN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SMALL FRUIT elder: See elderberry. elderberry: Caprifoliaceae. About 20 species of shrubs and small trees make up the genus Sambucus. All are widely distributed in temperate and subtropic regions. About eight to ten species are native to the United States, though only three to four species are normally used for their edible fruit. 25 inch) berrylike drupe borne in a large, flat cluster up to 15 to 23 centimeters (6-9 inches) in diameter.

The vinifera grape was introduced into the New World by Columbus. While the early American colonists harvested wild grapes, they were persistent in trying to cultivate vinifera types. This failed in most of the United States except in California, where the Mission Fathers moving northward from Mexico established the San Diego mission in 1769. , 1974; Snyder, 1937; Hedrick, 1919). , 1974; Jacob, 1959). Table types are used for food and decorative purposes and must have an attractive appearance, good eating qualities, good shipping and storage qualities, and resistance to handling injury.

Also see cherry, ground. cherry, Peruvian ground (Physalis peruviana): See cherry, ground. cherry, pitanga: See Eugenia. cherry, Puerto Rican: See cherry, Barbados. cherry, Surinam (Eugenia uniflora): See Eugenia. cherry, West Indian: See cherry, ground. cherry, winter (Physalis alkekengi): See cherry, ground. chesterberry: See blackberry. Chinese gooseberry (Actinidia chinensis): See kiwifruit. chocolate vine (Akebia quinata): See Akebia. chokeberry: Rosaceae. The genus Aronia (sometimes considered a subgenus of Pyrus) contains a few species of low deciduous shrubs up to 3 meters (10 feet), native to North America.

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