"Some gardening books inspire, others entertain, and some educate. Lee Reich's Uncommom Fruits
does all three and then some."
, January 2005 (Greenscapes
"Although this book is a useful how-to, it also provides great armchair reading, for both the clarity of the prose and the intriguing background provided for the selections. [Reich] provides us with a fascinating opportunity to bridge the gap between the ordinary and the exotic, with the garden at the conjunction. If you've ever had a hankering for pawpaw, jujubes, jostaberries, or persimmons, this is your chance to learn how to grow your own ... [A] great addition to the gardening bookshelf."
—Allison Tsu, Bloomsbury Review
, May 2005 (Bloomsbury Review
"For those gardeners who, like me, are always searching for something a bit out of the ordinary for both their gardens and their tummies, this book is a gem."
—Rita Pelczar, American Gardener
, July/August 2004 (American Gardener
“This book is ideal for teaching and discussion. I can find no weaknesses in it.”
"If only I’d found Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden sooner!”
(New Life on a Homestead
Though names like jujube, juneberry, maypop, and shipova may seem exotic, these fruits offer ample rewards to the gardener willing to go only slightly off the beaten path at local nurseries. They are reliable even in the toughest garden situations, cold-hardy, and pest- and disease-resistant.
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