Many of our traditional fruit and vegetable varieties are disappearing fast, a catastrophic loss of horticultural heritage and genetic diversity. But dedicated growers and organizations around the world are seeking to rediscover the older varieties, with their fascinating stories and significant advantages over newer cultivars.
Presented by season for growers and seasonally minded cooks, this book introduces heritage fruits and vegetables in entertaining stories and rich photographic detail. No one interested in food, plant cultivation or history will fail to be captivated by this glorious tribute to the food we so often take for granted.
'Sumptuous images and quirky historical details … one for the seasoned cook, allotment potterer or frequenter of farmers’ markets'
Homes & Interiors
'Superb photography … a timely and informative celebration of the sheer diversity of heritage varieties … beautifully designed and produced'
Four Shires Magazine