Hawthorns and Medlars

£17.99

by James B Phipps, Timber Press, 2003. ISBN 1-88192-591-8. 139 pp. £17.99.. This book focuses on some 70 species of hawthorn and medlar, many of which are quite rare, and all with edible fruits, though this book does not concentrate on that aspect of hawthorns. Their practical value is given plenty of emphasis, including edible uses, medicinal uses, hedges, and erosion control. Cultivation requirements are detailed on how to best grow and propagate these plants. An interesting chapter on breeding and selection give good information on how to hybridise these plants to produce new forms. Seventy five colour plates add immense interest to the book, and focus mainly on the fruits of different species.

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This book focuses on some 70 species of hawthorn and medlar, many of which are quite rare, and all with edible fruits, though this book does not concentrate on that aspect of hawthorns. Their practical value is given plenty of emphasis, including edible uses, medicinal uses, hedges, and erosion control. Cultivation requirements are detailed on how to best grow and propagate these plants. An interesting chapter on breeding and selection give good information on how to hybridise these plants to produce new forms. Seventy five colour plates add immense interest to the book, and focus mainly on the fruits of different species.