The Encyclopedia of Fruit & Nuts
Ever wanted to know the genus name for a coconut?
Intended for all your research needs, this encyclopedia is a comprehensive collection of information on temperate and tropical fruit and nut crops. Entries are grouped alphabetically by family and then by species, making it easy to find the information you need. Coverage includes palms and cacti as well as vegetable fruits of Solanaceae and Curcurbitacea. This book not only deals with the horticulture of the fruit and nut crops but also discusses the botany, making it a useful tool for anyone from scientists to gardeners and fruit hobbyists.
"This is a major reference work of great use to those engaged in botany, horticulture and plant ecology - I shall certainly keep it handy on my bookshelf."- Agroforestry News
"The contributing authors have done a find job of reducing the wealth of information that exists on many of these species to a concise and helpful text....overall this is an essential text for any serious horticultural or indeed botanical library."- Chronica Horticulturae
"It admirably fulfills its mission and represents a major contribution to pomology, as well as being a convenience for researchers."- Gastronomica