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Forced rhubarb was most popular in Victorian times. The forced stalks are a delectable treat.
Introduction to the Beautyberries
The very fruitful beautyberries are best known for the luminous purp0le to amethyst berries. The genus name refers to the beautiful fruits.
Introduction to Rhubarb
Rhubarb is often associated with spring because it is one of the earliest plants to begin sprouting earlier than most garden plants.
The Very Useful Chicory
Chicory happens to be one of the most useful weeds around. It serves many culinary and non-culinary purposes.
History of Barberries
The long lived European or common barberry was grown in both the Old and New World. It was very popular in England.
Pomegranate in Ancient Times
Pomegranate is among the oldest cultivated fruits. By around 4000 B.C., it was grown in Iran and Turkey.
Pomegranate in England and the New World
Pomegranate has been grown in England at least since the 1600s. The plant was introduced to the New World by the Spanish.
Pomegranate in Europe
The pomegranate plant reappeared in Europe some time after the fall of the Roman Empire. It was feature on medieval menus.
The Many Uses of Barberries
Barberry fruits can be used in so many different ways. The leaves, twigs, inner bark and roots are also quite useful.
Red mulberry is a fast growing, adaptable, native tree that is suitable for many areas of the U.S.
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