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The compleat squash : a passionate grower's guide to pumpkins, squash, and gourds

Author: Amy Goldman; Victor Schrager
Publisher: New York : Artisan, ©2004.
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The Compleat Squash reveals the nuances and diverse personalities of common and uncommon pumpkins, squashes, and ornamental gourds. One hundred fifty different specimens - the most extensive collection ever compiled - are captured in luminous color portraits by award-winning photographer Victor Schrager. From the garden behemoth Atlantic Giant to the vegetable revolution created by the common supermarket zucchini,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Goldman, Amy.
Compleat squash.
New York : Artisan, c2004
(OCoLC)689920583
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Amy Goldman; Victor Schrager
ISBN: 1579652514 9781579652517
OCLC Number: 55595969
Description: 214 p. : col. ill. ; 31 cm.
Contents: Visions of pumpkins and squashes --
Growing miracles --
How to grow pumpkins and squashes --
Harvesting pumpkins and squashes --
Hand pollination --
Saving seeds --
Squashes, glorious squashes --
About the squashes --
Cucurbita maxima --
Cucurbita moschata --
Cucurbita pepo --
Cucurbita argyrosperma --
Rare flavors --
Seed sources --
Advocacy groups --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Responsibility: Amy Goldman ; photographs by Victor Schrager ; foreword by Kent Whealy.
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The Compleat Squash reveals the nuances and diverse personalities of common and uncommon pumpkins, squashes, and ornamental gourds. One hundred fifty different specimens - the most extensive collection ever compiled - are captured in luminous color portraits by award-winning photographer Victor Schrager. From the garden behemoth Atlantic Giant to the vegetable revolution created by the common supermarket zucchini, Amy Goldman presents a treasury of rare flavors and forms. Organized by genus and species and designed to enable visual comparisons, The Compleat Squash offers growing and harvesting instructions and tips on saving seeds. A selection of recipes from soups to desserts completes this magnificent volume, perfect for gardeners and all who are of a botanical mind.--DUST JACKET.

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