Fruit Trees for Every Garden

Fruit Trees for Every Garden

An Organic Approach to Growing Apples, Pears, Peaches, Plums, Citrus, and More

Book - 2019
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You haven't truly experienced flavor until you've eaten fruit fresh out of hand in your own garden. You want perfectly crisp apples? Sweet, juicy pears? Or how about varieties that can never be found in the store? For more than 40 years, Orin Martin has taught thousands of students, apprentices, and home gardeners the art and craft of growing fruit trees organically. In Fruit Trees for Every Garden, he shares--with homespun wisdom and humor--the keys to selecting, planting, growing, and tending healthy, productive trees, whether you're growing one fruit tree or one hundred. Even better, he explains the why behind the how, breaking down the science into bite-sized and digestible morsels that lead to happier, healthier trees. Orin covers ideal placement, soil, compost, cover crops, fertilizer, water, winter and summer pruning, pests and diseases, and much more in his uniquely down-to-earth, approachable style, all paired with clear illustrations, full-color photography, and evocative intaglio etchings by artist Stephanie Martin for a beautifully packaged yet practical guide that you will both treasure and turn to for years to come.
Publisher: California ; New York : Ten Speed Press, c2019
ISBN: 9780399580024
Branch Call Number: 634 MART
Characteristics: vii, 279 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm
Contents: Getting started
Selecting pome and stone fruit trees
Sourcing and planting bare root fruit trees
How a tree grows
How you grow a tree
Pruning and training pome and stone fruit trees
Selecting and growing citrus, figs, persimmons, and pomegranate trees

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