Asian Fruits and Berries

Growing Them, Eating Them, Appreciating Their Lore

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About the Book

From loquat to breadfruit to persimmon, Asian fruits and berries offer a dizzying selection of tastes, techniques and associated lore. This guide provides descriptions, histories, growing techniques and additional information about Asia’s resplendent selection of fruits and berries, with a full color photograph accompanying each entry. Their rich history and cultural lore is presented in this practical guide to identifying, eating and growing the berries and fruits of the Asian continent.

About the Author(s)

Kathleen Low is a retired library programs consultant for the California State Library.

Bibliographic Details

Kathleen Low
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 242
Bibliographic Info: 64 photos (all in color), appendices, glossary, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2019
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7595-4
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3772-3
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Introduction  1
Medical Advice Disclaimer  3
The Fruits and Berries
Asian Pears 5
Asian Persimmons 11
Breadfruit 18
Breadnut 24
Buddha’s Hand 29
Calamondin 34
Carambola 38
Cempedak 44
Che 48
Chinese Quince 52
Citron 58
Durian 63
Fig 70
Ginkgo 74
Goji Berry 80
Indian Gooseberry 87
Jackfruit 91
Japanese Raisin 97
Java Apple 102
Java Plum 107
Jujube 111
Kaffir Lime 117
Kiwifruit 122
Kumquat 128
Langsat 133
Longan 137
Loquat 142
Lychee 147
Malay Apple 152
Mandarin Orange 157
Mango 162
Nanking Cherry 169
Noni 173
Phalsa 177
Pomegranate 181
Pomelo 188
Pulasan 193
Purple Mangosteen 197
Rambutan 203
Schisandra Berry 208
Wampee 212
Yuzu 216
Appendix 1. Food Safety Regarding Fruits and Berries  221
Appendix 2. USDA Plant Hardiness Zones  223
Appendix 3. Chilling Hours  225
Appendix 4. Fertilizers  227
Glossary  229
Index  231

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Packed cover to cover with information about how to grow an immense variety of Asian fruits and berries…extensive…excellent, information-laden, and reader-friendly…highly recommended”—Midwest Book Review