The BackYard Orchardist
A complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden
This Benjamin Franklin award winning book helps you harvest bushels of hands-on advice from an experienced grower and professional horticulturalist. The Backyard Orchardist provides all the information needed for any gardener to successfully grow apples & pears; apricots, cherries, peaches and plums.
Highlights include detailed advice on:
- selecting the best varieties of fruit
- proper site selection and soil preparation
- planting and pruning
- environmentally responsible pest and disease control
- harvest and storage hints
The Backyard Orchardist, was also an alternate selection of both Garden Book Club and Rodale Organic Gardening Book Club.
The Backyard Orchardist .... is easy to read and is packed with everything you need to know about raising fruit trees in your back yard. As I read the book I began to appreciate and respect not only the nature of fruit trees and how they grow and produce, but also the people who grow fruit or manage orchards for a living.........Her easy going method of explaining the somewhat complicated business of growing your own fruit has given me new found confidence.
---urbandirtgarden.com blog post 3-24-2010
"This little gem is the finest single source of fruit growing information published to date....very comprehensive..."
---Pomona, newsletter of the North American Fruit Explorers
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