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Author Best, Billy F., 1935-

Title Saving seeds, preserving taste : heirloom seed savers in Appalachia / Bill Best
Published Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (pages)
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
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
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Fruit -- Heirloom varieties -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Fruit -- Seeds -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Seed exchanges -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Seeds -- Harvesting -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Vegetables -- Heirloom varieties -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Vegetables -- Seeds -- Appalachian Region, Southern.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2012050529
ISBN 082144462X (electronic bk.)
9780821444627 (electronic bk.)
(pb ; alk. paper)
(pb ; alk. paper)
Other Titles Heirloom seed savers in Appalachia