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The Backyard Orchardist

A Complete Guide to Growing Fruit Trees in the Home Garden
Otto, Stella (Book - 1993)
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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.
Authors: Otto, Stella, 1956-
Title: The backyard orchardist
a complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden
Publisher: Empire, Mich. : OttoGraphics ; White River Junction, VT : Trade distribution by Chelsea Green Pub. Co., c1993, (2nd printing, 1994, revised)
Characteristics: 250 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: by Stella Otto
Contents: 1. Enjoying fruit trees in the landscape
2. Selecting the right site
3. Planting and early care
4. Apples
5. Pears
6. Sweet cherries
7. Tart cherries
8. Apricots, plums, apriums & pluots
9. Peaches & nectarines
10. Nutrition and fertilizers
11. Pruning basics
12. Growing fruit trees in containers
13. Flowering, fruiting and thinning
14. Insect pests
15. Disease identification
16. Insect and disease control methods
17. Wildlife pests
18. Harvest and storage
Awards & Distinctions: Benjamin Franklin Award winner, 1994
ISBN: 0963452037
Branch Call Number: 634 O91b 1994
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Fruit Varieties Fruit trees Fruit-culture
Topical Term: Fruit
Fruit trees
LCCN: 92096980
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This book is all you will need for years of learning to grow fruit on trees. Happy Gardening (of fruit on trees).

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