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Fruits and Berries for the Home Garden

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Publisher Comments:

This no-nonsense guide to home fruit growing is now completely revised and updated. Lewis Hill writes with clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from over 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries. Basic enough for novices and comprehensive enough for more experienced growers, the book features

— Recommendations about new, improved fruit cultivars

— Effective and environmentally sound advice on how to fertilize plantings and control pests and diseases

— Complete information about what fruit to grow and where

— Recommendations on improving the soil, planting, pruning, thinning, and other year-round maintenance

--Suggestions for harvesting, preserving, and storage

Synopsis:

With clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from more than 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries, Lewis Hill explains the how-tos of growing fruit in your backyard, and the joys this will bring you.  With this full exploration of choosing cultivars for your grounds, environmentally sound soil and pest management, pruning and thinning, and maintaining healthy fruit plants anywhere in the country, you will be able to grow your own apples, plums, pears, apricots, grapes, berries of all kinds, and even nuts!

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 244-255) and index.

About the Author

The late Lewis Hill was a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He was the author or co-author of 15 books that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by the American Horticultural Society as one of their "75 Great Garden Books."

Table of Contents

Preface

Preface to First Edition

CHAPTER 1 Getting Started With Fruits

CHAPTER 2 Planning Your Fruit Garden or Orchard

CHAPTER 3 Fruit Gardening on a Small Scale

CHAPTER 4 Outwitting Jack Frost

CHAPTER 5 Orchard Soils and Soil Improvement

CHAPTER 6 Planting the Tree and Getting It Off to a Good Start

CHAPTER 7 Pollination

CHAPTER 8 Spring and Summer in the Orchard

CHAPTER 9 Disease and Insect Control

CHAPTER 10 Animals and Other Hazards

CHAPTER 11 Pruning

CHAPTER 12 The Harvest

CHAPTER 13 Little Trees from Big Trees

CHAPTER 14 Reviving an Old Orchard

CHAPTER 15 The Apple (Malus spp.)

CHAPTER 16 The Plum (Prunus spp.)

CHAPTER 17 The Pear (Pyrus communis )

CHAPTER 18 The Peach and the Nectarine (Prunus persica )

CHAPTER 19 The Apricot (Prunus armeniaca )

CHAPTER 20 The Quince (Cydonia oblonga )

CHAPTER 21 The Cherry — Sweet and Sour (Prunus avium and P. cerasus )

CHAPTER 22 The Small Fruits

CHAPTER 23 Bramble Fruits — The Raspberry and the Blackberry (Rubus spp.)

CHAPTER 24 The Strawberry (Fragaria spp.)

CHAPTER 25 Bush Fruits — Currant, Gooseberry, Jostaberry, Elderberry, and Saskatoon

CHAPTER 26 The Blueberry (Vaccinium spp.)

CHAPTER 27 Vine Fruits — The Grape and the Kiwi (Vitis spp. and Actinidia spp.)

CHAPTER 28 Nuts for the Home Garden

CHAPTER 29 Fun Experimenting with Fruits

CHAPTER 30 Treats From Nancy's Winter Kitchen

Appendix

Index

Recipe IndeX

Product Details

ISBN:
9780882667638
Editor:
Steege, Gwen
Author:
Steege, Gwen
Author:
Hill, Lewis
Publisher:
Storey Publishing, LLC
Location:
Pownal, Vt. :
Subject:
Fruit
Subject:
Horticulture
Subject:
Fruit-culture
Subject:
Gardening-Fruit Gardening
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series Volume:
bd. 161, nr. 4
Publication Date:
19920104
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
6 x 9
Pages:
280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.72 in 1 lb

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With clarity, enthusiasm, and the authority gained from more than 45 years of growing fruits, nuts, and berries, Lewis Hill explains the how-tos of growing fruit in your backyard, and the joys this will bring you.  With this full exploration of choosing cultivars for your grounds, environmentally sound soil and pest management, pruning and thinning, and maintaining healthy fruit plants anywhere in the country, you will be able to grow your own apples, plums, pears, apricots, grapes, berries of all kinds, and even nuts!

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