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Saving seeds, preserving taste [electronic resource] : heirloom seed savers in Appalachia / Bill Best.

Author/Creator:
Best, Billy F., 1935-
Publication:
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (223 p.)
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Subjects:
Seeds -- Harvesting -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Vegetables -- Seeds -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Vegetables -- Heirloom varieties -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Fruit -- Seeds -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Fruit -- Heirloom varieties -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Seed exchanges -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Brown Goose, the White Case Knife, Ora's Speckled Bean, Radiator Charlie's Mortgage Lifter - these are just a few of the heirloom fruits and vegetables you'll encounter in Bill Best's remarkable history of seed saving and the people who preserve both unique flavors and the Appalachian culture associated with them. As one of the people at the forefront of seed saving and trading for over fifty years, Best has helped preserve numerous varieties of beans, tomatoes, corn, squashes, and other fruits and vegetables, along with the family stories and experiences that are a fundamental part of th
Contents:
Heritage fruit and heirloom seeds
Beans
Tomatoes
Heritage apples
Corn
Candyroasters
Cucumbers
Seed savers
Seeds, family, community, and traditions
Keepers and distributors of the seeds.
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
0-8214-4462-X
OCLC:
832313960