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For more information on all aspects of heirloom vegetables, check the following resources.
A Celebration of Heirloom Vegetables: Growing and Cooking Old-
   Time Varieties by Roger Yepson.  Artisan, New York.  1998. 
Heirloom Vegetable Gardening: A Master Gardener's Guide to 
   Planting, Seed Saving and Cultural History by William Woys 
   Weaver.  Henry Holt and Company, Boston.  1997
Heirloom Vegetables: A Home Gardener's Guide to Finding and
   Growing Vegetables from the Past by Sue Strickland.  Fireside, 
   New York.  1998.
Taylor's Guide to Heirloom Vegetables by Benjamin Watson. 
   Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston.  1996.
The Heirloom Vegetable Garden by Rosalind Creasy.  Periplus Edi-
   tions, Boston.  1999.
Vegetables and Fruits: A Guide to Heirloom Varieties and 
   Community Based Stewardship by Suzanne DeMuth.  Special 
   Reference Briefs, 98-05 --98-07.  USDA National Agricultural 
   Library, Beltsville, MD.  1998.

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