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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.

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




Pests and Diseases


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




Product Details

Reich, Lee
Taunton Press
Gardening-Organic Gardening
Gardening-Fruit Gardening
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
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150 color photos, 51 drawings
10.88 x 8.5 x 0.42 in

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