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on April 20, 2014
this book has been computer translated, has absolutely no lay out and terrible Spanish. Amazon should not allow books like this to be sold.
No entiendo que amazon permite vender libros con traducciones automaticos, absolutamente feo!
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on March 26, 2010
(English below) Contiene excelente información básica y fotos acerca de más de 100 especies de frutas verdaderamente muy poco conocidos para la mayoria de la gente y que costaría mucho identificar y apreciar sin este libro. Es basado en varias colectiones en Puerto Rico pero las frutas vienen de todo el mundo y muchas merecen mayor aprovechamiento. Me ha ayudado a indentificar unos especies sin nombre que tengo en mi colección (en Costa Rica)y para educarme en frutas que valen la pena buscar.

Incluye una lista muy buena de las ubicaciones de las colecciones que tienen las frutas, incluyendo los que venden arbolitos o semillas. Además incluye una lista abreviada (casi 50)de otras frutas prometidoras sin fotos. Qualquier persona que es aficionado a las frutas tropicales debe comprar uno. Es de buena calidad y con fotos atrayentes como para dejarlo a la vista de visitas como herramienta para educacion en la increible potencial sin aprovechar que tienen las frutas tropicales.

Mi mayor queja contra el libro es que no intenta realmente describir los sabores de las frutas. Aunque esto puede ser dificil, es una lastima que no lo intentan, pues toma años crecer un arbol sin saber como será el sabor. Como ejemplo, el Tampoi mayor (Baccaurea macrocarpa) lo describen como "dulce a subacido" como docenas de otras. El Tampoi sabe exactamente como combinacion de Mangostan (que es 2/3 fresa y 1/3 mandarina y casi excesivamente dulce hasta parecer un confite) y la fruta del cacao, y es una de las frutas mas ricas del mundo! "dulce a subacido" es una lastima usarla.

It contains excellent basic information (in Spanish of course) on more than 100 species of truly little known fruits to most people and that are very difficult to indentify and appreciate without this book. It is based on several collections in Puerto Rico but the fruit come from all over the world and deserve greater utilization. It has helped me identify some of the nameless species I have in my collection in Costa Rica and educated me about some that are worth looking for.

It includes a good list of the locations of the collections that have the fruits, including those that sell small trees or seeds. Also included is an abbreviated list (near 50) of other promising fruits without photos. Any person really interested in tropical fruits should buy one! It is good quality and with attractive photos worth sharing with visitors as an educational tool in the incredible unutilized potential that tropical fruits have.

My biggest complaint against the book is that it really doesn't try to describe the fruit tastes. Though this can be difficult, it is a pity that they do not try, since it takes years to grow a tree without knowing how the taste will be! For example the greater Tampoi (Baccaurea macrocarpa) is described as sweet to subacid" like dozens of other fruits. The Tampoi tastes exactly like a combination of Mangosteen (which is 2/3 strawberry and 1/3 mandarin orange and almost excessively sweet, so as to almost be candy) and the chocolate fruit, and one of the most delicious fruits on earth. It is a pity to just use "sweet to subacid".
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on February 24, 2016
Very good book for the fruit here in Puerto Rico
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on May 13, 2013
Gift for my stepfather. He loved it!
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on July 28, 2015
Its A Good Book About Fruits From Puerto Rico And All Over The Carribeans Too. I Didnt Read It. But My Mother Did. It Was For Her She Loves It. It Was A Birthday Gift From Me.
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on December 11, 2014
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on August 3, 2015
Good book when there is nothing else available, unfortunately. Otherwise it is informative for one to identify and cultivate lesser known tropical fruits. I think it could have more information and better pictures.
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