This is an easy-to-read, comprehensive guide to fruit and nut plants that explores old favourites, as well as many little-known yet exciting food-producing plants. It contains an A-to-Z of more than 220 species and lists of the most popular cultivars in different countries, as well as a general introduction to various aspects of horticulture and plant nutrition. At the back of the book is a table of plants for different garden situations for useful ready-reference. This extensively researched book contains everything a gardener needs to know and much that a commercial producer would find valuable in terms of choice of varieties and marketing of the harvest. It provides an inspiration for people to grow and try new foods. It includes a comprehensive and detailed at over 400,000 words with more than 200 colour illustrations and 50 b/w diagrams.