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Wild Fruit is an authoritative field guide to fruit commonly found in the wild which will allow walkers and foragers to accurately identify not just edible but also ornamental fruit. Non-technical language and detailed plant descriptions equip readers with the knowledge to make correct identifications. Handy pictograms provide key information and Wild Fruit also features tasting notes and historical information about the uses of many fruits. Wild Fruit is lavishly illustrated with illuminating images of plants at different points in their maturity and photos show young growth, leaves and berries to aid accurate identification.
After flicking through this book for a minute I’m afraid I’ve already found three errors, mostly the book contradicting itself. For example it says gooseberries are toxic, they may not be to everyone’s taste but they are not toxic; there are other fruits that the book states are edible but also toxic.
I’m sure if I read it thoroughly I would find additional errors. Will be returning.
Alain Génevé is a professional pharmacist. He and his wife Marie-Jeanne Génevé are keen amateur botanists who have devoted many years to the search for fruiting plants.
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