From classification and ecology to propagation and morphology, the rudiments of ginger cultivation are covered in the book's opening chapters, with particular attention paid to gingers' culinary and medicinal applications. Branney then presents an encyclopedic analysis of approximately 300 varieties of gingers hardy in the temperate zones of the U.S., a relatively narrow climatological range that still yields a wide array of gardening opportunities. -- Carol Haggas "Booklist" (05/17/2005)
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This long overdue book is both comprehensive in content and exceptionally well researched. The text has both depth and breadth. It is scholarly, erudite, educational, and anecdotal.
Tony Schilling, V.M.H.