HOME GROWN by Denys de Saulles is a great book for the novice to mid-level home gardener. It has a lot of info on 130 basic fruits and vegetable that a home grower would want, along with cultivation and pruning information on one or two pages per variety. Several pages on pest management, too. There are also wonderful illustrations so if you inherit something and you're not quite sure what it is, you can identify it by sight.
It is the best one-volume gardening book I've seen. I've had mine for over a decade and still use it as a basic reference. This is NOT a new book -- copyright is 1988 -- but it is still a great guide. I recently bought a second copy from Amazon, and they are available for about $7 including shipping. What a bargain!!
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