Synopses & Reviews
A beautiful guide to growing delicious fruit in Pacific Northwest climates, complete with selection, planting, and organic care for more than 75 cultivars of berries and fruit trees, as well as 10+ master recipes with variations for preserving your bountiful harvest.
This complete guide to backyard fruit growing covers recommended varieties and climate info for the Pacific Northwest both west and east of the Cascades, ideal climates for growing berries and fruit trees. Also includes sidebars showcasing historical orchards, fruit enthusiast societies, gleaning organizations, and more. Includes several recommended cultivars of each of the following types of fruit:
– Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, kiwi berries, plus less common berries such as lingonberries, elderberries, currants, gooseberries, jostaberries, and a section on wild berries.
– Fruit trees: apples, pears, Asian pears, cherries, peaches, nectarines, apricots, plums, plus less common fruit trees such as figs, persimmons, and quince.
"[Tara Austen Weaver's] new book, Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest, will lead you to sweet, sweet success." The Seattle Times' Pacific NW Magazine
"Food writer [Tara Austen] Weaver (Orchard House) combines a horticultural guide and culinary treasure chest between the covers of one instructive book....Farmers everywhere will learn and benefit from Weaver’s wide scope of knowledge." Publishers Weekly
"Learn how and when to plant fruit trees in your home garden — and how to maintain them for the optimal yield." Sunset Magazine
About the Author
Tara Austen Weaver is a freelance writer, editor, and author of The Butcher and The Vegetarian (Rodale, 2010) and Orchard House: How a Neglected Garden Taught One Family to Grow (Ballantine, 2015), a memoir that chronicles how she and her family attempted to revive a long neglected Seattle garden and orchard. Tara's food blog, Tea & Cookies, established in 2006, was selected as one of the top 50 food sites in the world by both the Times of London and The Independent (UK) and has been featured on The Food Network, Saveur, Oprah.com, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, Reddit, and Bonappetit.com. She is a trained Master Gardener, Permaculture Designer, and Master Composter/Soil Builder.
Tara Austen Weaver on PowellsBooks.Blog
I’ve been an avid gardener for more than a decade, but doing the research for Growing Berries and Fruit Trees in the Pacific Northwest
turned me into a bona fide berry pusher. I’m now the one giving blueberry bushes as housewarming gifts to friends who have recently bought homes, convincing parents of young children to invest in a few Alpine strawberry plants...