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Grow Fruit Naturally: A Hands-On Guide to Luscious, Home-Grown Fruit

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Take your pick: apples, pears, peaches, blueberries? For health- and money-conscious consumers, homegrown edibles are the way to go. While vegetable gardening has been the hot trend, fruit growing is now taking a bite out of the market. This timely and comprehensive book from gardening expert Lee Reich shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and nutritious, with information on over 30 fruits and how to reap the most of their bounty. Covering all topics from planning and planting to pruning and harvesting, this essential reference also discusses natural pest-control and fertilization methods, pollination, irrigation, and special techniques such as espalier and growing fruit in containers. A handy, encyclopedic listing of fruits provides in-depth information on individual fruit needs, care, and varieties, with a focus on all-natural growing techniques. With 150 photos and over 50 illustrations, this highly visual guide is the book to pick up to keep your fruit crops thriving.

Synopsis:

This timely and comprehensive book shows the way to successfully grow fruits that are delicious and nutritious, with information on more than 30 fruits and how to reap the most of their bounty.

About the Author

Lee Reich holds a PhD in horticulture with a specialty in growing fruit and has worked for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. His award-winning garden has been featured in "The New York Times" and Martha Stewart Living. Author of several gardening books, including "The Pruning Book "and" Landscaping with Fruit," he's also a syndicated national gardening columnist for The Associated Press. He lives in New Paltz, NY.

Table of Contents

PART 1: The Basics

CH. 1 - Planning Your Fruit Garden

CH. 2 - Planting and Growing

CH. 3 - Pruning

CH. 4 - Pests and Diseases

CH. 5 - Harvesting and Storing

 

PART 2: The Fruit

Information for each fruit: An introduction with common name, botanical name, plant size, pollination needs, sun/shade requirements, zones of adaptation, regions with least pest problems

Growing

Planting

Pruning

Pests and Diseases

Varieties

Fruits included: apple, apricot, avocado, blackberry, blueberry, cherry, citrus, currants, elderberry, fig, gooseberry, grapes, jujube, juneberry, kiwifruit, mango, medlar, mulberry, nectarine, papaya, pawpaw, peach, pear, persimmon, pineapple guava, plum, pomegranate, quince, raspberry, seaberry, shipova, strawberry

Appendix 1: USDA Cold Hardiness Zone Map

Appendix 2: American Horticultural Society Heat Zone Map

Mail-order Nursery Sources

Glossary

Index

 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781600853562
Author:
Reich, Lee
Publisher:
Taunton Press
Author:
Lee
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit Gardening
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Publication Date:
20120331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
150 color photos, 51 drawings
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
10.88 x 8.5 x 0.42 in

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