• Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest

    Damson: From Hedgerow to Harvest
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    When English colonists settled in New Zealand in the mid-1800s, they brought damson plum stones in their pockets, and this self-fertile heirloom fruit tree has been a beloved backyard cropper ever since. With superlative flavour and a distinctive tang when preserved in jams, gin, chutneys, sauces and pastes, the damson is enjoying a modern culinary renaissance and has gained a cult following in the gourmet food world.

    In Damson: From hedgerow to harvest, well-known New Zealand garden writer, broadcaster and fourth-generation damson devotee Lynda Hallinan reveals her own lifelong love affair with this small, sour purple plum. She authoritatively covers all aspects of damson cultivation, from propagation to planting tips, pruning methods and organic pest and disease control.

    From Beatrix Potter to Katherine Mansfield, the damson has long inspired authors, artists, cooks, gardeners and scholars, and this book profiles dozens of damson disciples around the world, from woodturners crafting "treespoons" to fruit pit carvers, pick-your-own fruit farmers, brewers, bakers and damson ketchup makers.

    With more than 75 delicious recipes, it's also the ultimate guide to damsons in the kitchen, with preserving recipes, high tea treats and extra helpings of damsons for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and drinks.

    This beautiful hardcover book features original watercolour illustrations by American artist Linden Eller and full-colour photography by British photographer Alun Callender, New Zealand photographer Sally Tagg and Lynda Hallinan.

    ISBN: 9780473445577
    Publication date: 07/01/2019
    Price: $49.95
    Author: Hallinan, Lynda
    Format: Hard Back
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