Book Discovering Fruit and Nuts by Susanna Lyle

$79.00

This book is a comprehensive guide to temperate and subtropical fruit and nut plants that explores old favourites as well as many little known yet exciting food-producing plants. An inspiration to people to grow and try new foods, the A to Z guide presents over 300 species, with information on cultivation and propagation, harvesting times and yields, storing and using the produce. There is particular emphasis on the nutritional and health benefits of the fruit or nut described. Within these main entries, there are brief descriptions of over 250 similar species, expanding the coverage of this book still further.

Wampee - Guy Sam

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This grafted variety has a sweet tangy aromatic flavour. Wampees are a handsome foliage evergreen tree grown for Summer ripe fruit with grape like flesh that hang in bunches. When grown on its own the fruit is seedless. Excellent tree for the subtropics and can be kept under 3 metres with pruning.

Wampee - Yeem Pay

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Grafted elongated, large yellow skinned variety. Heavy cropping and very sweet. It is also a highly valued backyard tree in southern China. The fruits are highly aromatic and have a sweet tangy flavour.

Acerola - Florida Sweet

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This bright red cherry like fruit has varying tastes during different stages as it ripens. When fully ripe the fruit is juicy and aromatic with its acid content giving it a sweet acid apple-like flavour. The tree can produce a number or crops each year, making for quite a long harvest season. Our selection is called the acerola Florida Sweet Cherry and is a pleasant eating variety that is not too sour. The acerola is well suited to pot culture where it can be kept to a smaller size. It could also be grown this way in cooler climates where it can be moved to a warmer position in the winter. A word of warning the foliage of the plant is covered in tiny irritating stinging hairs that can produce an allergic reaction. When pruning your trees wear a long sleeved shirt and a pair of gloves.

Star Apple

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Sometimes known as Cainito is native to the West Indies where it is a very popular fruit. Fruit can be purple or green skinned. When cut in half there is an attractive star pattern. The flesh is sweet and tastes very smooth and aromatic. A very attractive tropical tree, leaves green above and gold underneath. Not suitable for temperate climates.
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