Ever wondered if the fruits growing in the hedgerow at the bottom of your garden are suitable for a flavoured vodka or wine, or if it was in fact toxic? Wild Fruit by Alain and Marie-Jeanne Geneve answers many of those questions, identifying 220 wild fruits, many of which can be found in Britain.
Historical information about the different species, months in which they flower and then subsequently are ripe, whether they are edible and even recipes for desserts and drinks that incorporate their delicious flavours are all to hand in this colourful and engaging book. The difference between herbaceous plants, subshrubs, shrubs with red fruit or non-red fruit, climbing plants, tree-like shrubs and trees are explained in detail with fun facts about many of the varieties mentioned.
Helping you to gain a deeper understanding about the plant world, Wild Fruit is a detailed guide to both familiar and uncommon wild fruits, showcasing their dazzling colours, shapes and sizes for any plant lover to enjoy.
Wild Fruits by Alain and Marie-Jeanne Geneve, published by Timber Press, is available to buy from all good book shops, RRP £20.
LandLove readers can purchase Wild Fruit at the special price of £17.50 including free UK delivery. To order, simply call the EFC bookshop on 01872 562327 or visit www.efcbookshop.com. Offer expires 1st March 2015.