The Backyard Orchardist By Stella Otto (250 pages) is a complete guide to growing fruit trees in the home garden.
For every gardener desiring to add apples, pears, cherries, and other tree fruit to their landscape, here is the book for you. Includes help on selecting the best fruit trees and information about each stage of growth and development, along with tips on harvest and storage of the fruit. Those with limited space will learn about growing dwarf fruit trees in containers. Appendices include a fruit grower’s monthly calendar, a troubleshooting guide for reviving ailing trees and a resource list of nurseries selling fruit trees.
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 fruit at home.
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