Melons for the Passionate Grower: With Practical Advice on Growing, Pollinating, Picking, and Preparing an Extraordinary Harvest (Hardcover)

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By Amy Goldman, Victor Schrager (Photographs by)
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Description


This year's heirloom tomato is a melon!

Acclaimed gardener Amy Goldman, known to viewers of Martha Stewart and PBS, is a dedicated seed saver working to preserve fast-disappearing varieties of heirloom melons. Her book, Melons for the Passionate Grower, is a celebration of the speckled, bumpy, oh-so-sweet world of the melon—from Minnesota Midget and Georgia Rattlesnake to Ali Baba and Sweet Siberian.

Here she profiles more than one hundred varieties, each showcased in a full-color photographic still life recalling eighteenth- and nineteenth-century botanical paintings and engravings. Goldman also offers expert advice on cultivating and selecting your own melons, as well as the rudiments of seed saving.

About the Author


Amy Goldman works to preserve the agricultural heritage and genetic diversity of the world's fruits and vegetables. Known to viewers of Martha Stewart Television and PBS, she has written for Garden Design and has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times and House & Garden. She is the author of Artisan's Melons for the Passionate Grower and The Compleat Squash. She lives in New York City and Rhinebeck, New York.


Victor Schrager's photography has been featured in exhibitions across the country. He is the photographer for Bird Hand Book (2001) and Artisan's Anatomy of a Dish (2002).
Product Details
ISBN: 9781579652135
Publisher: Artisan
Publication Date: May 6th, 2002
Pages: 176