Orchard fruits can be some of the most enjoyable crops that come from the garden. Fruit trees can be decorative, grown either individually or trained as fans and espaliers. In this book, the main types of tree fruits are described and illustrated, and there is key advice on preparing the soil and making compost, choosing, planting and supporting fruit trees, and harvesting and storing the fruit. A section on practical cultivation details essential information on growing and caring for each type of tree fruit, including when and where to plant trees, and how to keep fruit in good condition. The book is perfect for all gardeners who would like to grow their own fruit. GROWING ORCHARD FRUITS A directory of varieties and how to cultivate them successfully Richard Bird and Kate Whiteman CLICK HERE TO READ THE WHOLE BOOK IN DIGITAL FORM
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About the Authors: Richard Bird is a full-time author on gardens and plants, and has written nearly 30 books on kitchen gardening, fruit trees, vegetable gardens, topiary and pruning. Kate Whiteman was a food writer and editor for 30 years. She translated and edited books for the Roux Brothers, Raymond Blanc and Pierre Koffman.
Biblio NotesAn illustrated gardener s guide to the different varieties of orchard fruit, their history and cooking uses Step-by-step instructions for preparing the soil, choosing, planting and pruning fruit trees, and protecting, harvesting and storing orchard fruits Expert practical advice on growing apples, pears, cherries, plums, peaches, apricots and citrus fruits Helpful hints on how to avoid pests and diseases, and what to do when problems occur
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