Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Turnips and Dan's Mistake Gooseberries by Christopher Stocks

Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Turnips and Dan's Mistake Gooseberries by Christopher Stocks

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Did you know that beetroot was instrumental in ending the slave trade? Or that observing gooseberries helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution? Or that there are over 2,000 varieties of cooking and eating apples in Britain alone? This book features unusual varieties and also presents a work of natural and social history.

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In an era when supermarket conformity rules, it is refreshing to discover that there are still wonderful, traditional varieties of fruit and veg out there waiting to be grown and tasted. What about Glaskin's Perpetual rhubarb, quick to settle in and ready to be cut in its first year? Or Alderman peas, deliciously sweet even when they reach the size of marbles? Not to mention Ashmead's Kernel apple, as devoured and praised by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: 'exploding with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange blossom'.But "Forgotten Fruits" is more than a guide to these unusual varieties. It's also a fascinating work of natural and social history. Did you know, for example, that beetroot was instrumental in ending the slave trade? Or that observing gooseberries helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution? Or that there are over 2,000 varieties of cooking and eating apples in Britain alone? If you want to grow a bit of history in your garden, if you'd like to get a real taste of the huge variety of local produce that Britain has to offer, or even if you just want to find out a bit more about how rural life in the UK has evolved over the past centuries, "Forgotten Fruits" will prove irresistible - and enlightening - reading.

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SKU GOR001302216
Title Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Turnips and Dan's Mistake Gooseberries
Author By (author) Christopher Stocks
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1905211805
ISBN 13 9781905211807
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
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In an era when supermarket conformity rules, it is refreshing to discover that there are still wonderful, traditional varieties of fruit and veg out there waiting to be grown and tasted. What about Glaskin's Perpetual rhubarb, quick to settle in and ready to be cut in its first year? Or Alderman peas, deliciously sweet even when they reach the size of marbles? Not to mention Ashmead's Kernel apple, as devoured and praised by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall: 'exploding with champagne-sherbet juice infused with a lingering scent of orange blossom'.But "Forgotten Fruits" is more than a guide to these unusual varieties. It's also a fascinating work of natural and social history. Did you know, for example, that beetroot was instrumental in ending the slave trade? Or that observing gooseberries helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution? Or that there are over 2,000 varieties of cooking and eating apples in Britain alone? If you want to grow a bit of history in your garden, if you'd like to get a real taste of the huge variety of local produce that Britain has to offer, or even if you just want to find out a bit more about how rural life in the UK has evolved over the past centuries, "Forgotten Fruits" will prove irresistible - and enlightening - reading.
Additional Information

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SKU GOR001302216
Title Forgotten Fruits: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Turnips and Dan's Mistake Gooseberries
Author By (author) Christopher Stocks
Condition VERYGOOD
Binding Type Hardback
Publisher Cornerstone
Year Published 2008
Number of Pages 304
ISBN 10 1905211805
ISBN 13 9781905211807
Edition N/A
Prizes N/A
Cover Note: Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual cover or edition may vary.
Note: This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.
Ex Library No