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RHS Good Fruit & Veg Guide

good fruit and veg
good fruit and veg

RHS

  • Beautifully laid out book.
  • Packed with so much information, yet fits into your pocket.
  • 1,000 varieties.
  • 100 types of fruit and veg.
  • Reliable cropping.
  • Tried and tested.
  • Contains lots of our pictures!

Supplied as a 560 page (11.5cm x 14cm), softback book.

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This book we use for reference too! It is well illustrated with information on so many different varieties, offering planting and harvesting times with easy bullet points for easy reference. Good cultivation advice and crop rotation as well as problem solving. 

This book will help you grow the best varieties for taste, varieties which have been well tried and tested.

So much packed into such as small book!

Contents:

How to use this guide
Why grow your own
Planning your plot
Watering and feeding
Weeding and mulching
Pests and dieseases
Fruit
Tree fruits
Apples
Pears
Plums, damsons and gages
Sweet and acid cherries
Peaches and nectarines 
Apricots
Figs
Medlars and quinces
Citrus: Lime, lemon, citrus, limequat, kumquat, orange, grapefruit, calamondin and mandarin
Nuts: Walnuts, almonds, sweet chestnuts and cobnuts
Soft fruit
Grapevines
Strawberries
Raspberries
Blackberries and hybrid berries
Gooseberries, black, white
Redcurrants
Blueberries
Cranberries
Melons
Vegetables
Roots
Potatoes
Carrots
Parsnips
Beetroot
Sweet potatoes
Swedes
Radishes 
Turnips
Salsify and scorzonera
Jerusalem artichokes
Brassicas and leafy vegetables
Cabbages
Brussel sprouts
Cauliflowers
Broccoli
Kale
Spinach
Swiss chard
Kohlrabi
Pak choi
Chinese cabbage
Onion family
Onions
Shallots
Leeks
Garlic
Spring and bunching onions
Stem vegetables
Asparagus
Rhubarb
Celery
Celeriac
Florence fennel 
Peas and beans
Peas
Runner beans
French beans (climbing and dwarf)
Broad beans
Beans for drying: kidney, cannellini. lablab, lima, soya, haricot, borlotti and southern peas
Salad vegetables
Lettuces
Salad leaves: sorrel, perilla, corn salad, komatsuna, cress, mibuna, mizuana, puslane, New Zealand, spinach, rocket, tatsoi, chinese broccoli, choy sum, chop suey greens, mustard greens, par-cel, red orache, texsel greens and celtuce
Chicory
Endives
Fruiting vegetables
Globe artichokes
Tomatoes
Peppers (sweet and chilli)
Aubergines
Sweetcorn
Cucumbers and squashes
Cucumbers
Corugettes, marrows and Summer squashes
Pumpkins and Winter squashes 
Supplier List
Acknowledgements

Publishing Details: 

Dorling Kindersley Limited, London, WC2R 0RL
First published 2011 

Writers: Ann Baggaley, Guy Barter, Helena Caldon, R.L.Rosenfeld, Pamela Ruch, Diana Vowles, Rosemmary Ward
RHS Consultants: Jim Arbury, Goy Barter
RHS Editors: Rae Spencer-Jones, Simon Maughan

ISBN: 978-1-4053-6180-4 

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