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    DescriptionFruits and vegetables have been a central part of our diets since time immemorial, and the history of their cultivation is rich with intriguing facts: Samuel Pepys s diary entry for August 22, 1663, reveals that Mr Newburne is dead of eating Cowcoumbers (cucumbers); many tomato varieties were first bred in the United States and are still available, from Striped German to Pink Ping Pong to Zapotec. Today, numerous traditional fruit and vegetable varieties the so-called heirloom or heritage varieties -are disappearing, a catastrophic loss of horticultural heritage and genetic diversity. But gardeners have reason to be optimistic. A group of dedicated growers around the world is seeking to conserve surviving heritage varieties for their significant advantages over newer cultivars: they are more adaptable, they have good storage properties, and they often have a superior taste. Presented by season, this overview first tells the story of the cultivation of fruits and vegetables through the ages, and then each type is discussed: where it originated, indigenous uses and folklore, how it got its name, legends and beliefs that have become attached to it, and the odd uses to which it has been put.

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    Heirloom Fruits & Vegetables
    Authors and contributors
    Text by Toby Musgrave, By (photographer) Clay Perry, Foreword by Raymond Blanc
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 282 mm
    Height: 284 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 1,905 g
    ISBN 13: 9780500516188
    ISBN 10: 0500516189

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    DC21: 635
    DC22: 635
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14270
    BIC subject category V2: WMPF
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    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    Abridged Dewey: 635
    B&T General Subject: 380
    BISAC V2.8: GAR005000
    Ingram Subject Code: GI
    Libri: I-GI
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
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    LC classification: SB320.9 .M874 2012
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Thames & Hudson
    Imprint name
    Thames & Hudson
    Publication date
    31 May 2012