By Robert E Gough
An A-to-Z examine the realm of small culmination whereas there are lots of books on small fruit tradition, their concentration is frequently very particular or restricted to only a number of species. jam-packed with priceless details, An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit is the great A-to-Z reference that not just information all temperate and tropical small fruit grown during the global, but in addition offers an outline and tradition of every. This easy-to-use unmarried quantity covers every little thing beginner growers have to produce and nurture their favorites and to benefit concerning the exotics in addition. As sensible because it is informative, An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit deals the house grower and layperson entry to the hard-to-find evidence at the historical past and use of our such a lot importantand such a lot obscuresmall fruit. whole with over four hundred easy-to-understand entries, a priceless word list masking the main general phrases, and an in depth reference part for additional interpreting, this convenient directory is the original textual content that's either sensible consultant and enlightening source. An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit covers: • the heritage of temperate and tropical small fruit • background of use • international creation figures • vegetative and reproductive elements • cultural practices • pruning, education, fertilization, and planting • harvest standards • present and customary makes use of • hardiness adaptability in response to USDA hardiness zones and appears intimately at culmination resembling: • akebia • belle apple • bearberry • custard banana • bilberry • blackcap • Barbados and floor cherries • carissa • cranberry • elderberry • hottentot fig • grape • goumi • guava • lingonberry • monox • autumn olive • prickly pear • quince • raspberry • rosehips • serviceberry • tayberry • umkokolo • whortleberry • and plenty of, many extra! An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit is a perfect source for the house grower, common fruit backyard fanatic, and small advertisement growers in addition to for college-level scholars and educators targeting small fruit construction and pomology.
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The species is hardy to zone 3 and was introduced into culti- vation in 1812. The fruit is similar to that of V. opulus. This species is the one preferred for its fruit, which is used in jellies, pies, and as a general substitute for American cranberries. ), the fruit of this species contains a single, large seed. It is grown on limited acreage in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and other northern states of the United States, and also in Canada and northern Europe. Cultivars include ‘Andrews’, ‘Compactum’, ‘Hahs’, ‘Manitou’, ‘Phillips’, and ‘Wentworth’, which are both wind and insect pollinated (Stang, 1990).
This species is native to North America and produces small, mild-flavored, yellow fruit. cherry, Hansen’s bush (Prunus besseyi): See Prunus. cherry, Indian (Ziziphus mauritiana): See jujube. cherry, Jamaica: See cherry, Barbados. cherry, Mongolian (Prunus tomentosa): See Prunus. cherry, Nanking (Manchu) (Prunus tomentosa): See Prunus. cherry, native: See cherry, Barbados. © 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Bob Gough 27 cherry-of-the-Rio-Grande (Eugenia aggregata): See Eugenia. cherry, Peruvian (Physalis peruviana): See Eugenia.
Plants do best on rich, well drained loam soils at spacings of 5 to 6 meters (16-20 feet) between rows and 3 to 4 meters (10-13 feet) between plants within rows. They tolerate partial shade and develop shallow, fibrous root systems. All plants are trained to a single stem with 4 to 5 branches and are fertilized as citrus. The first crop is produced two to three years after planting. Fruit is harvested 150 to 180 days after bloom when it turns light green and fall to the ground. , 1958). About 4 to 10 metric tons (4-11 tons) per acre are produced in California, though worldwide the yield per plant ranges from 100 fruits (India) to 2,000 fruits (Riviera) (Morton, F © 2008 by Taylor & Francis Group, LLC Bob Gough 39 1987).
An Encyclopedia of Small Fruit by Robert E Gough