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“The Melon” is large, lavishly illustrated as well as informative, well-written, concise, and clear, in fact, a first-rate reference book. The American Gardener

“The Melon” is large, lavishly illustrated as well as informative, well-written, concise, and clear-in fact, a first-rate reference book. Tucked between photographer Victor Schrager’ s gorgeous, seductive portraits of each melon are carefully researched variety descriptions and histories, advice on growing, primers on saving seeds and hand pollination, and a com­plete list of seed sources.

Amy brings to life hundreds of varieties of melons and watermelons in her new book, “The Melon”, reviewed in Seed Savers Exchange’s quarterly membership publication, Heritage Farm Companion:

A sequel to Amy’s Melons for the Passionate Grower, published in 2002, The Melon delves deeper into the crop, including information on its history, taxonomy, growing methods, and seed-saving practices. Most of the book is dedicated to profiles of individual melon and watermelon varieties with accompanying photographic portraits that arouse the eye and tantalize the palate.

“The Melon”: Available now.

Created over the course of nine years, The Melon is both an information-packed resource and a visual delight. This definitive compendium on melon and watermelon reflects recent research findings and Goldman’s growth as a gardener since the publication in 2002 of her award-winning book, Melons for the Passionate Grower.

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