Wish you could find a disease-resistant rose in just the right shade of pink?
Joseph Tychonievich leads readers through the process of breeding new plant varieties in Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener: How to Create Unique Vegetables & Flowers.
Tychonievich, an avid plant breeder and a garden center nursery manager, encourages his readers to try developing breeds that are suited to their climates and their needs, not the needs of a commercial breeder. He instructs them on cross pollination and selecting out the best offspring, teaches advanced breeding techniques and a little genetics, and offers instructions for specific plants.
Plant Breeding for the Home Gardener is published by Timber Press and sells for $19.95 in paperback.
— Mary Beth Breckenridge