[NAFEX] Fruit berry and Nut inventory

Martha L. Davis martha_davis at earthlink.net
Thu Dec 4 12:42:41 EST 2008

The Seed savers exchange fruit berry and nut inventory is useful, but has it's limitations.  It is a compilation of catalogue descriptions and thus subject to the limitation that the original listings are written by people who are trying to sell things.  Many nurseries will tell you both pros and cons that they know of and in their experience, but not every one does that and often, as do all of us, the nurseries know more about performance in their area than elsewhere.  If you want an academics perspective try the Brooks and Olmo Register of Fruit and Nut Varieties, or for peaches Handbook of Peach and Nectarine Varieties by the USDA.  For more Nafex type info Cornucopia II and The Brooklyn Botanic Garden's The Best Apples to buy and Grow And Lee Reich's Book on unusual fruit. 


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