PLANT BREEDING FOR THE HOME GARDENER:HOW TO CREATE UNIQUE VEGETABLES & FLOWERS by Joseph Tychonievich #8467
The author of this book is a talented young geneticist who has a passion for breeding garden plants and creating "new heirlooms." In this book he shows us how we can do the same in our own gardens, sometimes without even trying. You'll learn how to choose plants to breed, make the crosses between them, and then grow out and evaluate the descendants. If all this sounds daunting, you might want to reconsider because his explanation makes breeding seem easy, fun, and entirely like something we all can do. Part of the book tells how to create your own tomato variety by selecting for flavor, disease resistance, or earliness. What would you name your unique tomato? 216 pages, with illustrations.