[Sca-cooks] Early Period varieties of vegetables

Terry Decker t.d.decker at att.net
Thu Apr 26 06:52:00 PDT 2012

I have used Sturtevant's Edible Plants of the World (1919) for a first cut. 
He considered the history of the taxonomy as important as the taxonomy 
itself.  Plants are listed by genus and species.  It isn't completely 
accurate, but it is as thorough as anything of the date.  And more to the 
point, there was a downloadable pdf on the web.


> Ok, where can I look for varietals in the Carolingian era (esp 8th c.)? I 
> have lists of plants from the capitularies, but they don't tell me 
> anything more than that...
> Liutgard

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