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The Backyard Orchardist: A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the…

by Stella Otto

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Having grown up around orchards, I thought I knew a fair bit about the subject. This book blew me away. Fantastic information, written in an approachable, easy-to-digest style. If you want to grow fruit trees, do yourself a favor and get this book first. ( )
  dasparky | Sep 17, 2008 |
Solid information about the provenance, care, and harvesting of fruit from backyard trees. Includes information about all major types of fruit trees (apples, pears, plums, peaches &c). A handy way to get up to speed for people looking to finally take care of that life-giving tree under whose shade they have frolicked. A useful reference for people looking to plan a new orchard too. ( )
  wesh | Jan 11, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0963452037, Paperback)

For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape here are hints and solid information from a professional horticulturist and experienced fruit grower. The Backyard Orchardist includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers.
Appendices include a fruit-growers monthly calendar, a trouble-shooting guide for reviving ailing trees, and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees.

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