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The Perfect Fruit: Good Breeding, Bad Seeds, and the Hunt for the Elusive Pluot
 
 
Author
Chip Brantley.
Publisher Bloomsbury  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 8.5 x 5.7 x 0.8 inches
ISBN 9781596913813
Pages/Publication Date 227/2009
Daedalus Item Code 31918
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Since the dawn of agriculture, people have tinkered obsessively to develop fruits that are hardier, prettier, and tastier—the perfect fruit. Many would say that the pinnacle has been reached in California's San Joaquin Valley, where a wily octogenarian has developed a lusciously sweet and juicy plum-apricot hybrid, the pluot. The cofounder of the cooking and recipe website Cookthink, and a former food writer for the San Francisco Examiner, Chip Brantley goes in search of what it takes to trick nature into producing gustatory greatness—and to then bring it to a market near you.

"Not interested in fruit breeding? I thought I wasn't. But Chip Brantley brings such passionate curiosity to the subject—and to the machinations of the growers, the technicalities of pollination, even the politics of marketing blocs—that the world of the pluot becomes a whole world, replete with heroes, villains, tragedies, and triumphs."—Thomas McNamee

"After a conversion experience at the Los Angeles farmers' market where he first tasted the sweet, succulent plum-apricot hybrid known as a pluot ... Brantley embarked on this tasty exploration of the stone-fruit industry... Brantley's engaging mixture of agronomy, reportage and food porn ... goes down easy."—Publishers Weekly

 
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