Richard Ashton               Horticultural/Gardening                Third Millennium Publishing

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The Incredible Pomegranate

by Richard Ashton


by G. M. Levin

with Barbara Baer and David Silverstein

The Incredible Pomegranate has been written for fruit-growing enthusiasts, what we like to call a gardener’s pomegranate book. All the growing and culture requirements are included. But it is much more than just how to grow pomegranates. There are tales of trips to far-off places in search of pomegranates and people. You will read descriptions of so many different pomegranate varieties, including ornamentals, that it will seem that there is no end. Then you will read comments from different tasting sessions where people try to decide which variety they like the best.

The Incredible Pomegranate tells you about the many uses and great medical benefits of this miracle fruit.   

Gardeners will appreciate the lists of nurseries that sell some of the different varieties, as well as a way to get cuttings of some of the exotic varieties from Central Asia.

Included are 17 pages of color photos.


Within this book are the results of many years of research by Dr. Levin and many others as to the botanical characteristics of the pomegranate. From fruit characteristics, to breeding procedures to the differences in many varieties; with notes from around the world.

With the pomegranate’s fortunes on the upswing because of the numerous health benefits now associated with the fruit, this is a must have book for plant breeders, researchers and general horticulturalists. The juice of this fruit is gaining fame in many areas of the world. Producers cannot grow enough to supply demand at this time but plantings are expanding rapidly.

This is the first scientific book devoted exclusively to the culture and breeding of Punica granatum, the pomegranate.


 $7.00 Electronic Edition

 $23.95 Trade Paperback Edition

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Jujube, The Chinese Date


Richard Ashton


Sweet Cherries


Richard Ashton


Jujube – The Chinese Date is a tribute to a great fruit.  Over 40 varieties of jujubes are presently grown in the United States. You’ll find within this book all the growing requirements, as well as uses for the fruit and a list of nurseries supplying jujube trees. Information about the many different aspects of the jujube is shown in detail, with more than 60 color photographs highlighting the many varieties, along with recommendations for the best locations for cultivation. The fact that the Chinese jujube requires little attention and can be grown organically should appeal to many gardeners.  The jujube enthusiast will want to know about the history of the fruit, along with information regarding recently introduced varieties that make eating a fresh jujube a real treat.

Included are 20 pages of color photos.

Sweet Cherries – For Southern Orchards  is a case study of growing sweet cherries in areas with somewhat low winter chilling and hot summers.  These areas were not considered good for growing sweet cherries, in the past. Now, with some newly developed varieties there is great hope. These new varieties along with other environmental considerations, that are covered, make growing sweet cherries a real possibility.

Included are 21 pages of color photos.

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Plums of North America


Richard Ashton



Of all the ‘stone fruit’ plums are the most diverse. There are many species of native plums here in North America and many old world plums have been imported. These diverse species and varieties have great differences in fruit and tree characteristics. There are Japanese, Green Gage, Prune, Mirabelle, Damson, Sole, Cherry and Native American plums, just to name a few

We present to you over 1,000 descriptions of plum varieties, interspecific hybrids and plum rootstocks, along with recommendations for various growing areas. The appendices showcase plums in 143 color illustrations.


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Richard Ashton

January 1, 2007 - January 1, 2009